Emmanuel Music presents Bach: Mozart Abduction from the Seraglio
May 9, 2015│Emmanuel Church, Boston │8 p.m.
BOSTON │The Orchestra and acclaimed soloists of Emmanuel Music under the direction of Ryan Turner will present Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio. Emperor Joseph II commissioned the opera in 1782 from the then 26-year-old composer and famously opined to Mozart, “Too many notes. Just cut a few and it will be perfect."
In this colorful opera that “knocked everything else sideways,” as the poet Goethe boldly remarked, Mozart tells the story of a kidnapping by pirates, a Turkish harem, a clever quest, a quartet of lovers, and unwavering loyalty.
Infused with Emmanuel Music’s acclaimed virtuosity and innovation, this enduring opera-in-concert will be sung in German with English dialogue.
Tickets are on sale now at emmanuelmusic.org or by calling (617) 536-3356. The neighboring 4-star TAJ BOSTON will be serving a three-course pre-concert dinner for $40 per person for Emmanuel Music concert ticket holders only. The price excludes tax and gratuity. For more information, call (617) 598-5255.
About Emmanuel Music
Emmanuel Music, a collective group of singers and instrumentalists, was founded in 1970 by Craig Smith to perform the complete cycle of over 200 sacred cantatas of J. S. Bach in the liturgical setting for which they were intended, an endeavor twice completed and a tradition which continues under the leadership of Ryan Turner, Artistic Director. Over the years, Emmanuel Music has garnered critical and popular acclaim through its presentations of large-scale and operatic works by Bach, Handel, Schubert, and Mozart, its in-depth exploration of the complete vocal, piano, and chamber works of Debussy, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, and others, and its presentation of contemporary music, especially the work of composer John Harbison. The organization shares its artistic and educational resources with the community through its Community Connections program, The Bach Institute, and the Lindsey Chapel Series.
For information www.emmanuelmusic.org
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Emmanuel Music is the Ensemble-in-Residence at Emmanuel Church.
Emmanuel Music programs are supported in part by a grant from
the Massachusetts Cultural Council.