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Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The escape from the harem) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Information about the opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

Mozart's early opera is strong on charm but a bit lacking in style.

Recommended recordings on CD

Mackerras/Kodalli/Tobias (Telarc 80544)


A lively cast and good recording.

Scottish Chamber Chorus, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, 1999.

Cast: Yelda Kodalli (Konstanze), Oliver Tobias (Blonde), Paul Groves (Belmonte), Désirée Rancatore (Pedrillo).

Telarc 80544

Also included in the boxed set:
Mozart Operas Complete

Solti/Gruberova/Battle (Decca 417 402-2)

417 402-2

A spirited recording with an excellent cast.

Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Georg Solti.

Cast: Edita Gruberova (Konstanze), Kathleen Battle (Blonde), Gösta Winbergh (Belmonte), Heinz Zednik (Pedrillo).

Decca 417 402-2

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