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Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Hangar-7 • A Very Special Opera Experience

7 JAN 2013

published in: Opera

Diana Damrau (Photo: Tanja Niemann)

On August 26, Hangar-7 at the Salzburg Airport will be transformed into an event location resounding with culture, when Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, produced especially for TV viewers in coproduction with ServusTV, is broadcast live from there.

Ordinarily home to a collection of historic Flying Bulls airplanes as well as Formula 1 racecars, a space for art exhibits, the restaurant Ikarus, the bars of the Outdoor Lounge and a café, Hangar-7 turns into an opera setting and a TV studio for Mozart’s play with music about an abduction – performed not on stage in front of a seated audience, but at various locations embedded in the normal course of evening events at Hangar-7 – a great artistic and technical challenge.

With Diana Damrau (Konstanze), Javier Camarena (Belmonte), Daniela Fally (Blonde), Thomas Ebenstein (Pedrillo) and Kurt Rydl (Osmin), a high-carat ensemble embarks upon this fascinating experiment together with Camerata Salzburg and the Salzburg Bach Choir, united under the baton of Hans Graf. Tobias Moretti will play the role of Bassa Selim. The stage director is Adrian Marthaler and the TV director is Felix Breisach. In front of your TV at home, you will enjoy the “best seats in the house,” for the individual scenes are meant to form a unified whole when viewed on screen.