Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Singspiel in three acts
Libretto by Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Teatro alla Scala Production
|Sets and costumes||LUCIANO DAMIANI|
|Mute servant||Marco Merlini|
The brilliant production of The Abduction from the Seraglio directed by Giorgio Strehler with sets designed by Luciano Damiani for the Salzburg Festival, reprised in Florence and a part of the La Scala repertoire since 1972, is a fundamental page in the history of theatre. The balanced combination of irony and tenderness, and the elegance of the silhouettes that emphasize the interplay of the arias and spoken dialogue have not lost their poetic power. Bringing new life to the work is one of the most brilliant conductors of the new generation, Thomas Guggeis, former assistant to Daniel Barenboim in Berlin and General Music Director of Oper Frankfurt starting with the 2023-2024 Season.