ETO: Mozart: The Seraglio

Fri 25 Oct 7:30pm

From £5.00 to £35.00

Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Friday 25 October 2019 - 7.30pm

Stephen Medcalf director
John Andrews conductor

Sung in English

With The Seraglio, Mozart was conscious of his Viennese audience’s fascination with all things eastern. The harem, or Seraglio, was its centre. Within, a young girl is fascinated by a Pasha who rules by reason – he never sings, unlike his bumptious young rival, the boy from Seville. For Belmonte, and the girl Konstanze the young composer wrote his most passionate and difficult music; for their servants, Pedrillo and Blonde, he wrote his wittiest.

Mozart up-ends all possible stereotyping in his singspiel. If you meet a more independent and assured maid than Blonde, maybe take cover; if you expect tyranny from everyone who frightens you, look closer at the Pasha.

ETO’s period production is a charming confection with a beating heart.

Pre performance talk
Peter Pears Recital Room 6.30pm
Tickets free but please book

 

ETO: Kurt Weill: The Silver Lake – A Winter’s Tale

Sat 26 Oct 7:30pmMore info

Book for both ETO productions this weekend and save up to £9 per person.

Venue Address:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP