When Martin Kusej’s staging of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio premiered in Aix en Provence 2015, the radical demonstration of cruelty in the sense of nowadays terrorism caused a feeling of unease. However, what the world experienced since then confirms Kusej’s conviction that the conciliation of an enlightened Bassa Selim is no longer possible in our days. The Teatro Comunale di Bologna presents this by all means extreme reading of Mozart’s Singspiel opening on January 20th 2017 and starring Cornelia Götz in one of her prime-roles as Constanze.
She already performed this part within numerous stage-productions at various leading German theatres as well as in Vienna, Montpellier, Tour and Aix en Provence. The performance-series in Bologna sees the Danish-Israeli violinist and conductor Nicolaj Znaider at the conductor’s stand.