The Abduction from the Seraglio
Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September
The 19th Pafos Aphrodite Festival presents W.A. Mozart’s popular and romantic opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The abduction from the Seraglio)
The 19th edition of Pafos Aphrodite Festival is included in the Programme of Events of Pafos 2017 European Capital of Culture and opens its curtain with W.A. Mozart’s masterpiece Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) on September 1, 2 and 3 at the square of the Pafos Medieval Castle in co-production with the Italian lyric organization Parma Opera Organization C.E.F.A.C. and the Theatre of Pisa with the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
The Abduction from the Seraglio is in the genre of «singspiel», a comic opera in the German language combining music with spoken dialogue. This genre influenced the subsequent development of German opera which until that time was overshadowed in the German-speaking part of Europe by the Italian opera.
There will be a simultaneous translation into Greek and English via subtitles.