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 (April 20, 2016) – 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.
Further information, including biographies of principal artists, is available in our online press room here.
Performances: April 22, 27, 30eve; May 3, and 7mat. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 3 hours and1 9 minutes, including two intermissions.
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of Die Entführung aus sem Serail are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.