2024 starts with Die Entf眉hrung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio), the first German opera completed by Mozart, which returns to the ABAO Bilbao Opera season after 29 years of absence.
An opera composed in his youth and inspired in his own personal circumstances, his beliefs as well as his fears, The Abduction from the Seraglio expresses Mozart鈥檚 spiritual romanticism and his high regard for courtly love and the beloved woman.

The opera belongs to the 鈥淭urkish鈥 genre, full of mystery, sensuality and seduction, with the recurrent theme of the maiden鈥檚 unbreakable fidelity towards her absent loved one. It is a deeply moving work, not only due to the fact that it is Mozart鈥檚 first complete Singspiel, but also due to the joy, courage and spirit that it exudes from the very first note.

It is an opera of intrigue with all the required exotic elements: a seraglio, captive maidens waiting to be rescued by a distant lover, a sultan, servants and many ambiguous situations.

Amongst the protagonists, the much awaited return of Jessica Pratt in the role of Konstanze, which requires a soprano of exceptional characteristics, and Mois茅s Mar铆n, as the troubled lover Belmonte. Leonor Bonilla and Mikeldi Atxalandabaso as Blonde, the maid, and the loyal servant Pedrillo, complete the leading quartet.

Luc铆a Marin makes her debut on the podium of ABAO leading the Euskadiko Orkestra in a score that is stunning, colourful and full of emotion, dynamism and Mozartian poetic intensity.

A new production by ABAO Bilbao Opera, devised by Mariano Baudin, who also makes his debut, with a proposal inspired by the spaces and atmospheres of the Ottoman Empire and which offers a cascade of sensations and emotions with a rhythm that is addressed in detail as well as an elegant wardrobe full of exoticism.

Pr贸xima Representaci贸n:
Euskalduna Bilbao
How to arrive?
3h 10min


DIE ENTF脺HRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL. EL RAPTO EN EL SERRALLO 19 January'24 18:30 Universidad de Deusto

Speaker: LUIS GAGO.
Biography: He has been Deputy Director and Programme Manager for Radio 2 (RNE), member of the Serious Music Experts Group of the European Broadcasting Union, Coordinator of the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Editor of Teatro Real. He has produced radio programmes for the BBC and is the author of numerous articles and monographs, of the book Bach (1995) as well as the Spanish version of the New Harvard Dictionary of Music. He usually prepares the subtitles in Spanish for the Royal Opera House, the English National Opera and the Digital Concert Hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He is an editor and music critic for Revista de Libros magazine, music critic for El Pa铆s and co-director, together with Tabea Zimmermann, of the Chamber Music Festival of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn.