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Boston Baroque: Abduction from the Seraglio

Thursday, May 21st, 1998

Mozart’s early opera, ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO starts out light and comic, grad­u­ally grows deeper, more melodic, and more profound, and ends in perfect harmony. He wrote in 1781, at the age of 25, bringing together elements of high art and melo­drama into a new form that tran­scends them both. “It was a break­though for Mozart,” says Martin Pearlman, conductor and director of the Boston Baroque.

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