The Abduction from the Seraglio

Madison Opera

  • Stage director Alison Moritz included comic touches throughout, and the visual dimensions were handled brilliantly. The set was lovely and the costumes were quite dazzling. Despite my quibbles, this was a thoroughly delightful production, another plume in Madison Opera’s chapeau.

    Isthmus
  • This comic romp utilized a beautiful set and wonderful costumes designed and constructed in-house. Musically and visually the production was a success.

    The Well-Tempered Ear
  • The audience responded with 19 ovations during the performance—yes, I counted.

    The Well-Tempered Ear

Production Details

Production Highlights

  • New Production, 2018
  • Madison Opera

Creative Team

Director:
Alison Moritz
Conductor:
John DeMain
Production Designer:
Anshuman Bhatia
Costume Designer:
Karen Brown-Larimore
Photographer:
James Gill

A Message From Alison

This new production for Madison Opera couples period costumes and scenery with "Enlightened" perspectives on feminism and cross-cultural relationships. Set in the Tulip Era of the Ottoman Empire, this lavish concert staging was lauded as "an opera for opera lovers."

Press

  • Trailer:"Sneak peek at The Abduction from the Seraglio" (Madison Opera)
  • Review:Turkish Delights (Isthmus)
  • Review:"Abduction is an opera for opera lovers" (Channel 3000)
  • Feature:"With careful shifts in language and staging, Madison Opera stages the problematic Abduction" (The Cap Times)
  • Review:"Abduction from the Seraglio shows off aria athletics in a very slow escape" (The Cap Times)

Production Photos

  • A scene from a live stage production of The Abduction from the Seraglio, directed by Alison Moritz.
  • A scene from a live stage production of The Abduction from the Seraglio, directed by Alison Moritz.
  • A scene from a live stage production of The Abduction from the Seraglio, directed by Alison Moritz.