Die Entführung aus dem Serail


Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail opera to libretto by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie (from Christoph Friedrich Bretzner). Directed 2015 by David McVicar at Glyndebourne. Stars Sally Matthews (Konstanze), Edgaras Montvidas (Belmonte), Tobias Kehrer (Osmin), Mari Eriksmoen (Blonde), Brenden Gunnell (Pedrillo), Franck Saurel (Pasha Selim), and Jonas Cradock (Klaas). Other actors are Theo Affail, Stéphanie Bergé, Gemma McFarlane-Edmond, Xavier Monreal, Alexander Morelli, Adrian Richards, Sirena Tocco, and Daniel Vernan. Children are Kitty Horsman, Mia McGeorge, Jack McWilliams, Megan Morgan, Poppy-May Murfin, Thomas Stronghill, Brandon Lee Wilson, and Richart Van Zyl. Robin Ticciati conducts the Glyndebourne Chorus (Chorus Master Jeremy Bines) and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Leader Kati Debretzeni). Designs by Vicki Mortimer; choreography by Andrew George, lighting by Paule Constable. Film directed by François Roussillon; sound supervised by Jean Chatauret; Executive Producer was George Bruell.  Released 2016, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

This title seems to be a winner. Richard Lawrence tries to be critical at pages 89-91 of the August 2016 Gramophone, but after I finished his review, I put it on my "must buy" list.