Madison Opera presents The Abduction from the Seraglio
Ottoman Empire, 17th century. A Spanish nobleman arrives at a pasha's palace to rescue his fiancee, who was captured during a shipwreck. Together they discover that different cultures need not always clash, and romantic longing comes in many forms. Mozart's first major success, written when he was 26 years old, The Abduction from the Seraglio is full of virtuoso music, with spectacular arias for every character. Don't miss this masterpiece that weaves comedy and youthful optimism into a perfect blend of humor and humanity.