Mozart's 'The Abduction from the Seraglio' Opens Capitol City's New Season, Mar. 27-29
Children's Version of 'Hansel & Gretel' Set for 11 a.m., Mar. 28
Capitol City Opera's opening main stage production for 2015 will be Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, to be performed Mar. 27-29 at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University.
Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee starts a 3 p.m. General admission tickets are $40 each. Seniors, students and military with ID are $30 each.
General admission tickets may be purchased online for half price until Feb. 28 as part of an Early Bird Special ticket sale. A maximum of 20 half-priced tickets may be purchased with each order. Click here to take advantage of the Early Bird Special.
'Hansel & Gretel'
That same weekend, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 28, the company's youth outreach team will present Englebert Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel at the Conant Performing Arts Center.
This production of the Grimm brothers' classic fairy tale, which will be sung in English, has been condensed to a child-friendly, one-hour performance. Tickets are $10 each for children 13 and under. Accompanying adults and older children will be admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
The 'Abduction' Back Story
Abduction, which will be presented in English by Capitol City, premiered in Vienna on July 16, 1782. Considered to be the first of Mozart's great masterpieces, it's a light-hearted, fast-paced comic opera that tells the tale of the hero Belmont and his servant Pedrillo and their attempt to rescue the beautiful Constanza and Blonde from the Seraglio (or Harem) of Pasha Selim.
When Austrian Emperor Joseph II commissioned Mozart to compose Abduction, Mozart was a penniless young artist who was in love, but his future mother-in-law was hesitant to grant him the hand of her daughter. Many critics have speculated that he worked the story of his own private difficulties into the opera as there are numerous parallels between his personal situation and the opera's story line.
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Whether it's through our monthly Dinner and a Diva series, our educational programs, or one of our stage productions, we make opera accessible to all sorts of audiences. Join us for an event soon. You'll be glad you did!
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Special thanks to our partner Oglethorpe University.
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Dinner and a Diva:
Brush Up Your Shakespeare!
Shakespeare's great dramas make for even greater opera!
Petite Auberge in Toco Hills
Thursday, March 19
Zola Italian Bistro in Milton
Dinner and a Diva is a great way to learn about opera, interspersed with wonderful courses of food and wine.
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Capitol City Opera
Has 25+ Year Record
of Introducing Opera
to Young People
For more than 25 years,
CCOC has been introducing opera to school students throughout the Southeast.
This year's family-friendly productions include:
A Seussome Twosome and
Hansel and Gretel.
Each show addresses different life and social skills,
presenting complex ideas
such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh, new way.
Contact Education Coordinator Courtney Loner at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to book one of these programs.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte