Irish National Opera present Mozart The Abduction from the Seraglio (Die Entführung aus dem serail)

15 May 2020
Tickets: €15 - €80

“Die Entführung knocked everything else sideways” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

People trafficking across the seas is nothing new. And sex has long been part of its matrix. Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio also deals with conflicts between nationalities and cultures with the lightest and most sophisticated of touches. The exotically colourful score includes some of his most brilliant, extreme and virtuosic arias.

“Claudia Boyle brings a gripping sense of drama and a thrilling soprano radiance to the role of Leïla, the reluctant priestess.”  What’s on Stage

“her poised and glittery soprano made light of the role’s demands, and she has a vivacious presence.”  Opera magazine



Konstanze - Claudia Boyle

Belmonte - Dean Power

Blonde - Sarah Power

Pedrillo - Andrew Gavin

Osmin - Wojek Gierlach



Conductor - Peter Whelan

Director - Caitriona McLaughlin

Designer - Sarah Bacon

Lighting Designer - Sinéad Wallace


Irish National Opera Chorus


Irish Chamber Orchestra


Sung in German with English surtitles