COC

THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

FEB. 7 TO 24, 2018

Cultures collide in Mozart’s singspiel, but real division is difficult to define. The story of European captives of a Muslim pasha in the Ottoman Empire, Abduction is ripe with the possibility of violent confrontation. But celebrated Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad's direction deftly avoids caricature, and the brilliant humanity of Mozart’s characters shines in a new way.

On stage at the Four Seasons Centre
145 Queen St. W., Toronto
Sung in German with English SURTITLES™

A new COC co-production with Opéra de Lyon.

CAST


Konstanze Jane Archibald*
Belmonte Mauro Peter
Blonde Claire de Sévigné
Pedrillo Owen McCausland
Osmin Goran Jurić
Bassa Selim Peter Lohmeyer

*COC 2017/2018 Artist-in-Residence


Conductor Johannes Debus
Director Wajdi Mouawad
Revival Director Valérie Nègere
Set Designer Emmanuel Clolus
Costume Designer Emmanuel Thomas
Lighting Designer Eric Champoux
Chorus Master Sandra Horst
With the COC Orchestra and Chorus