Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

Singspiel in three acts, in Hungarian, with Hungarian and English surtitles
A gripping plot – in this case the story of young lovers fighting to escape the seraglio – is in and of itself one of the keys to a successful dramatic work. However, the varied music written by a twenty-something Mozart, with its freshness and a few oriental touches, makes the singspiel The Abduction from the Seraglio completely irresistible. Staging his first opera production is Miklós H. Vecsei, a director of Mozartian youthfulness. Part of the Ervin Lázár Programme, the production is sure to be fresh and sometimes a bit irreverent toward operatic traditions also thanks to video projection group Glowing Bulbs and a new Hungarian translation by Dániel Varró.

At the start of the 2019/20 season, now for the 13th time, we invited high school students, of whom 278,000 have already taken part in the OperaAdventure performances over the years. In May of 2020, as part of the the newly launched Ervin Lázár Programme, we will be welcoming – unlike previously – eighth year students and their chaperones from all over Hungary to enjoy a brand-new production of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio.

Youth programme

General cast

Péter Halász / Máté Hámori / Rajna Martin
Selim Pasha
András Kőrösi
Alinka Kozári / Klára Kolonits
Bernáth Éva / Eszter Zemlényi / Rita Rácz / Zita Szemere
Péter Balczó / Zoltán Megyesi / Gyula Rab
Tivadar Kiss / János Szerekován / Gergely Biri
Géza Gábor / Köpeczi Sándor / Krisztián Cser
A mute, Osmin
Klaas, sailor


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hungarian text
Varró Dániel
Miklós H. Vecsei
Nikolett Németh
Costume designer
Vecsei Kinga Réta
Adrienn Vetési
Visual projection
Glowing Bulbs
English surtitles
Arthur Roger Crane
Chorus director
Gábor Csiki

May 1, 2020


2020. May 01., Fri, 19:00
2020. May 02., Sat, 11:00
2020. May 03., Sun, 11:00
2020. May 04., Mon, 11:00
2020. May 04., Mon, 15:00
2020. May 04., Mon, 19:00
2020. May 05., Tue, 11:00
2020. May 05., Tue, 16:00
2020. May 06., Wed, 11:00
2020. May 06., Wed, 15:00
2020. May 06., Wed, 19:00
2020. May 07., Thu, 11:00
2020. May 07., Thu, 16:00
2020. May 08., Fri, 11:00
2020. May 08., Fri, 15:00
2020. May 08., Fri, 19:00
2020. May 09., Sat, 11:00
2020. May 09., Sat, 19:00