Opera Study:  Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (The Abduction in the Seraglio)

Mozart’s Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail (The Abduction in the Seraglio) takes place in the palace of the Pasha in 16th century Turkey, but this version updates the setting to a contemporary fashion house filled with glamorous models who are ruled imperiously by its autocratic designer.  What makes it even more unique was how the production was filmed live for a television audience from various areas in and around Hangar-7 in Salzburg, with a small audience moving from area to area, watching Javier Camarena trying to rescue his beloved from the clutches of the bad guy.  (2013, sung in German with English subtitles, 125 minutes plus 27-minute bonus feature.)