Opera Abbreviated Podcast: Opera Columbus' Mission: Seraglio
Opera Columbus presents Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio in an updated staging, complete with James Bond, dry martinis, beautiful people and villains just waiting to be vanquished.
Showtimes for Mission: Seraglio include 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 (Mozart's 261st birthday) and 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29th at the Southern Theatre.
The opera is sung in German, with English-language dialog.
I began by asking about the update, from a fanciful Turkish harem of Mozart's time (Mozart never came within 500 miles of Turkey in his life) to the 1960s urban cool of James Bond.
From saber-carrying villains to the sleek sexiness of James Bond, you'll hear every note of Mozart's magnificent, funny opera, as Opera Columbus brings us Mission: Seraglio.