Wiener Staatsoper

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Musical Direction Antonello Manacorda
Production Hans Neuenfels

Premiere: 12. 10. 2020

Touching on the existential, Hans Neuenfels’ poetic and bizarre yet cheerfully sceptical meditation on the interplay between singing and acting, which has now been further developed for Vienna, is a classic of music theatre direction. Neuenfels, who will soon be celebrating his 79th birthday, has cast actors once again to take on the solo singing roles. His new version of the libretto retains all of the original plot elements, with the acting and singing reflecting off each other and interweaving. Under the direction of Antonello Manacorda, coloratura soprano Lisette Oropesa in the role of Konstanze and long-time ensemble member of the Burgtheater and today’s ensemble member of the Theater in der Josefstadt Christian Nickel in the role of Bassa Selim will sing and perform. In the second series Brenda Rae sings the part of Konstanze – for the first time at the Wiener Staatsoper.

Current Dates

  • Sat. 12 Jun 2021
  • Tue. 15 Jun 2021
  • Fri. 18 Jun 2021