Met Music Director James Levine Leads a Rare Revival of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, The Final Opera in the Met’s 2015-16 Season
Albina Shagimuratova makes her role debut as Konstanze with Paul Appleby as Konstanze’s lover Belmonte, and Kathleen Kim as Konstanze’s maid Blondchen
New York, NY – Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met’s current season. Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova makes her role debut as Konstanze with rising tenor Paul Appleby as Konstanze’s lover Belmonte. Kathleen Kim sings the maid Blondchen with Brenton Ryan in his Met debut as Pedrillo, and Hans-Peter König as the overseer of the harem Osmin.
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Performances: April 22, 27, 30eve; May 3, and 7mat.