This video is from a production of the Mozart opera Abduction from the Seraglio, performed in German. The story of a young Spanish nobleman who seeks to rescue his lover from her imprisonment by a royal villain has passion and pathos, beautiful music, and social commentary, set amidst lavish costumes and scenery. The Dresden State Opera performs under the direction of Harry Kupfer, with Peter Gulke conducting. ~ Rose of Sharon Winter
This 'Entfuhrung...' is really outstanding. Karl Bohm conducts the orchestra in a marvelous way. The singers? They're great! Edita Gruberova is indeed 'The queen of coloratura' as we can hear here on the 'marten allen Arten' Aria. Francisco Araiza sings a great Belmonte. Reri Grist and Norbert Orth do great as Blondchen and Pedrillo. And Marti Talvella as Osmin... great. Even Thomas Holzt who plays a non-singing role is great!