The Abduction from the Seraglio 2020

From €16
19th May. - 23rd May.


The Abduction from the Seraglio

(Die Entführung aus dem serail)

“Die Entführung knocked everything else sideways”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People trafficking across the seas is nothing new. And sex has long been part of its matrix. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio also deals with conflicts between nationalities and cultures with the lightest and most sophisticated of touches. The exotically colourful score includes some of his most brilliant, extreme and virtuosic arias.


“Claudia Boyle brings a gripping sense of drama and a thrilling soprano radiance to the role of Leïla, the reluctant priestess.”  What’s on Stage


“her poised and glittery soprano made light of the role’s demands, and she has a vivacious presence.”  Opera magazine



Konstanze                             Claudia Boyle

Belmonte                               Dean Power

Blonde                                    Sarah Power

Pedrillo                                   Andrew Gavin

Osmin                                     Wojek Gierlach



Conductor                             Peter Whelan

Director                                  Caitriona McLaughlin

Designer                                Sarah Bacon

Lighting Designer                Sinéad Wallace

Irish National Opera Chorus

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Sung in German with English surtitles

Tickets on sale Friday 24 May 10am

Booking Information

Gaiety Theatre Box Office South King Street, Dublin 2.
0818 719388 10 am – 7 pm / Mon – Sat (subject to performance schedule)
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