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.