Abduction from the Seraglio

Event has passed (Sat Sep 15, 2018 - Sun Sep 30, 2018)
Theater, Opera


Opera San Jose opens its 35th season with a work that marks many firsts. Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio is the first in the modern operatic repertoire and the first instance of an opera composed on a freelance basis--as Mozart was contracted to write the piece for Joseph II, the Holy Roman Emperor from 1764 to 1790. Audiences can see if they side with the emperor who commissioned the work (he complained that it contained "too many notes"), or with the composer who insisted: "There are just as many notes as there should be." Runs through Sep. 30.


California Theatre
345 South First Street
San Jose, CA
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  1. California Theatre
    345 South First Street, San Jose, CA