Recorded at the Salzburg Festival, this performance of Mozart's three-act opera is directed by Francois Abou, and stars Christine Schafer as Constanze,a woman who cannot decide if her affections lie with Belmonte (Paul Groves) or with Pasha Selim (Akram Tillawi). The story has been modernized by director Abou, making it accessible to a whole new generation of fans.
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The celebrated three-act opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart comes to life in this dynamic performance at the world-famous Salzburg Festival. Director Francois Abou Salem brings a modern Middle Eastern sensibility to this journey into Arabian and Muslim culture, filtering the comic tale of abduction for today's audiences. Soprano Christine Schafer portrays Constanze, a woman whose heart is torn between her fiance, Belmonte (Paul Groves), and her new master, Pasha Selim (Akram Tillawi). A sensual and resoundingly modern experience, this new interpretation casts new light on a classic musical work and infuses it with aching human emotion.