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Die Entführung aus dem Serail

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  • Zubin Mehta  ph Brescia e Amisano 630965BADG
  • Giorgio Strehler
Ph. Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
From 17 June to 1 July 2017
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Teatro alla Scala Production


On the 20th anniversary of Giorgio Strehler's death and on the 10th anniversary of Luciano Damiani's death


Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes intermissions included

FIRST ACT: 45 minutes / Intermission: 25 minutes / SECOND ACT: 60 minutes / Intermission: 25 minutes / THIRD ACT: 40 minutes

Conductor Zubin Mehta

Giorgio Strehler

revived by Mattia Testi

Sets and costumes

Luciano Damiani
Sets revived by Carla Ceravolo

Costumes revived by Sybille Ulsamer

Lights Marco Filibeck



Lenneke Ruiten

Blonde Sabine Devieilhe
Belmonte Mauro Peter
Pedrillo Maximilian Schmitt
Osmin Tobias Kehrer
Selim Cornelius Obonya
A servant (mute) Marco Merlini

Die Entführung aus dem serail will be live broadcast on RaiRadio3 on 17 June and on TV will be live broadcast on RAI 5 and at the cinema on 19 June (all-opera.com circuit).



The unforgettable game of silhouettes with which Giorgio Strehler interpreted the charm of Mozart’s Singspiel was conceived for the Salzburg Festival, where it was staged in 1965 under the baton of Zubin Mehta, and then regularly revived at La Scala from 1972 onwards. At twenty years since the death of the great director, who from 1951 staged some by-now legendary operas at La Scala, such as Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, Falstaff, Le nozze di Figaro, and Don Giovanni, to name but a few, Teatro alla Scala is proposing anew this celebrated staging and calling to the podium the man who conducted it the first time. The dizzying role of Konstanze is sung by Lenneke Ruiten, much applauded in Lucio Silla in 2015, with the emerging Mozart tenor Mauro Peter in the role of Belmonte.