The Abduction from the Seraglio

February 7 - 24, 2018

Canadian Opera Company

Composer(s): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

directed by:
Wajdi Mouawad

Jane Archibald
Mauro Peter
Claire de Sévigné
Owen McCausland

Cultures collide in Mozart’s singspiel, but real division is difficult to define. The story of European captives of a Muslim pasha in the Ottoman Empire, Abduction is ripe with the possibility of violent confrontation. But celebrated Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad's direction deftly avoids caricature, and the brilliant humanity of Mozart’s characters shines in a new way.

Onstage attempt to link corners of the Mediterranean at a moment when the real world is trying, and often failing, to do the same.

- The New York Times

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