The Abduction from the seraglio

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Abduction from the seraglio


A three-act Singspiel performed in German

The historical SND building
16. 6. 2017 17. 6. 2017

With the last premiere of the season, the SND Opera Studio project continues - in which young artists are provided with the opportunity to participate in the preparation of a new opera performances and gain more professional experience and draw attention to themselves from the greater opera public. After the first year in which the SND Historical Building hosted the Slovak premiere of the musical comedy King Theodore in Venice by Giovanni Paisiello produced by Hans Werner Henze comes one of the most famous works in opera literature - the lyrical comedy Singspiel by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio. This work full of poetic ingenuity, youthful energy and compositional virtuosity is also an entertaining theatrical story, the protagonists of which significantly outgrow the conventions of the clichés of the period and appeal to us with surprising vitality and credibility.

Thanks to the musical staging by Friedrich Haider, young Opera Studio trainees will have the exclusive opportunity to profile their vocal and instrumental expression in the field through Mozart interpretation. The famous Slovak choreographer and director JánĎurovčík will be making his operatic debut with The Abduction from the Seraglio.

Running time: 2 hrs 35 mins with one interval

Tickets for Category 4 in the SND historical building are for seating with limited view. That is reflected in the ticket price. Kindly note that such tickets, therefore, cannot be returned in the event of customer complaints on the above grounds.

Production Team

Musical Preparation Peter Valentovič
Directed by Ján Ďurovčík
Stage design Martin Černý
Chorusmaster Ladislav Kaprinay


Belmonte Martin Gyimesi (as a guest) Juraj Hollý (as a guest)
Osmin Ján Galla (as a guest) Gustáv Beláček (as a guest)
Bassa Selim Andy Hryc