I enjoy Philadelphia; Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and of course the Opera Company of Philadelphia. While I do not get to see the Opera Company as often as I would like I am glad I was able to get to Philly tonight to enjoy the performance of Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio. Elizabeth Zharoff as “Konstanze” was fun to watch in her debut with the company and Elizabeth Reiter as “Blonde” was such a good contrast . Blonde was playful versus the more serious role of Konstanze.
When the performance started I was unsure if I liked the set and the use of silent film and the highly theatrical performance overall – but within minutes it made me remember walking the streets of Istanbul and I could actually feel the excitement of the entire cast. The performance won me over. I have a personal rule to not discuss a performance before the end, however tonight I posted on Facebook at each intermission. It was a fun and shiny performance and a good life lesson teaching that revenge is not desirable, and of course the pilot, being the highest form of life on earth, got the girl!
Check out the Opera Company of Philadelphia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OperaPhila
And you can also check out Elizabeth Zharoff on Facebook as well:
There are only two dates left to see this Opera and that is on February 24 and 26. The 26th is a matinee. If you in the city you should check out this opera and the OCP.
The motion pictures that they licensed were the Torrent (1925), Mata Hari (1932), and Wings (1927)