Sunday, July 19, 2015

Abduction in Glyndebourne

Die Entführung aus dem Serail is being live streamed from Glyndebourne and the Mozart aficionados will know to appreciate.

If you missed the live-stream you will still be able to catch on via The Guardian and obviously The Glyndebourne Festival websites.

The show, staged by the very conservative David McVicar, will please his targeted audience. It is conducted by the uber-talented Robin Ticciati and with Edgaras Montvidas in the role of Belmonte you will definitely spend good couple of hours.


This opera unfortunately did not enjoy a significant number of good productions that are available on DVD. The (in)famous Calixto Bieito production is occasionally revived at the Komische Opera in Berlin, and if you get to see the Laufenberg production at the Köln Opera, you might spend a delightful operatic evening. Trailers:


As for the full show, you can find the Christof Loy production on YouTube -- which is enjoyable if you focus on the dramatic content of it (including the minimalistic scenography):

I am very grateful to the Glyndebourne Festival for sharing their productions with us via webstream. I LOVE this opera but this show is unwatchable. Truly dreadful... Bring back Richard Jones!

It is better just to listen to. The singers are excellent and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is terrific!

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