• May 2020
  • Wexford & Dublin

The Abduction from the Seraglio

Mozart’s exotically colourful score includes some of his most brilliant, extreme and virtuosic arias.

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Sung in German with English surtitles.

Running time approx 2hrs 30mins including an interval.

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. And the work ends with the surprise gesture of someone reprieving an enemy through an unexpected act of clemency.

“Die Entführung knocked everything else sideways” - Writer Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“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



Cast & Creative Team


Konstanze Claudia Boyle
Belmonte Dean Power
Blonde Sarah Power
Pedrillo Andrew Gavin
Osmin Wojtek Gierlach

Creative Team

Conductor Peter Whelan
Director Caitriona McLaughlin
Set & Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Lighting Designer Sinéad Wallace
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish Chamber Orchestra