• July 2020
  • Online

the Mini-Series

Welcome to Irish National Opera’s Seraglio, a new mini-series based on the opera The Abduction from the Seraglio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, created under lockdown.

Directed by Caitríona McLaughlin with a cast headed by soprano Claudia Boyle and Peter Whelan conducting the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

INO can guarantee that none of the principal singers, none of the orchestral players, neither the conductor nor director, nor the video and sound designers of this new mini-series met in any context other than cyberspace during the preparation of the eight episodes.

Tune in via Facebook or You Tube every Tuesday and Thursday from the 7 - 30 July.

“Working on Seraglio through lockdown felt to me like we were all part of some great ‘method acting’ style experiment. All abducted from our real lives and held captive inside our computer screens or rediscovering the therapeutic pleasure in domestic chore” - Caitríona McLaughlin, Director
“Our new Seraglio web series is a project that is testament to an unquenchable spirit among artists. The vitality, spirit and humour of Mozart’s great work carried us through” - Fergus Sheil, INO Artistic Director



Cast and Creative Team

Creative Team

Conductor Peter Whelan
Director Caitríona McLaughlin
Sound Designer Ian Dearden, Sound Intermedia
Video Production Together Video
Chorus Director Elaine Kelly
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish Chamber Orchestra


Pasha Selim Peter Whelan
Konstanze Claudia Boyle
Belmonte Dean Power
Blonde Sarah Power
Pedrillo Andrew Gavin
Osmin Wojtek Gierlach

Discover More


Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6


Episode One is supported by Goethe-Institut Irland.