USA Opera & Musical Theatre presents Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio" April 24, 25, 26... Buy your reserved seat tickets early!
Posted on April 14, 2015 by Keith Bohnet
"There are too many notes." --Emperor Joseph II to Mozart
"There are just as many notes as there should be." --Mozart to Emperor Joseph II
USA Opera Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Thomas L. Rowell, presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Abduction from the Seraglio" April 24, 25, and 26, 2015 (7:30, 7:30, and 3:00).
Classified as a singspiel and the subject that sparked the supposed famous exchange between Mozart and Emperor Joseph II, this operatic work will be sung in German (with English supertitles) and dialogue spoken in English. Abduction from the Seraglio, while very much part of standard operatic repertoire, is not as often performed, and USA's production will be one of the only performances of the work in the Gulf Coast Region in recent history.
The production will feature the vocal talents of the USA Department of Music, and the USA Opera Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Robert Seebacher.
Are there too many notes? Get a ticket and hear for yourself....
TICKET INFORMATION and more
ADVANCE TICKET SALES will be available for these special performances Monday through Thursday weekly, 3:30-6:30 p.m., in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Music Offices (room 1072). Admission is $15 general and $10 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (CASH OR CHECK ONLY). All advance purchases must be made IN PERSON ONLY. No telephone reservations or credit card purchases will be accepted.
Please note that Musical Arts Series Pass Holders are NOT entitled to admission as part of their pass, and MUST pay separately for tickets for these performances.
If, after advance sales, seats are still available for individual performances, tickets for those seats will be sold in the Laidlaw Lobby beginning one hour before concert time.
Persons in need of more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.
Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter
"USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're on the corner of University Blvd. and
USA Drive South, and our physical address is 5751 USA Drive S., Mobile, AL, 36688.
Want to help support music and the arts at South Alabama? For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu and click on "events" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.
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