Ankara State Opera to meet Italian audience
‘Abduction from Seraglio’ will be staged at the Taormina Ancient Theater.The Ankara State Opera and Ballet (ADOB) has announced that it will perform Mozart’s “Abduction from the Seraglio” (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) in Sicily’s famous Taormina Ancient Theater. The performance will take place on Sept. 6.
“Abduction from the Seraglio” is an 18th century comic opera set in the Ottoman Empire. It recounts the attempt of the hero Belmonte, assisted by his servant Pedrillo, to rescue his beloved Konstanze from the seraglio of the Ottoman Pasha Selim. The opera was inspired by the contemporary interest in the perceived exotic culture of the Ottoman Empire.
Directed by Yekta Kara, the orchestra conductor of the opera will be Sunay Muratov, while costumes will be designed by Şanda Zıpçı and the stage design by Çağda Çitkaya.