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Die Entfuhrung, 25 July 1953

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner adapted by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie

Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein

Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


Belmonte: Helmut Krebs

Osmin: Fritz Ollendorff

Pedrillo: Murray Dickie

Bassa Selim: David Franklin

Constanze: Sari Barabas

Blonde: April Cantelo

Klaas, A Sailor: James Atkins

Dumb Slave: Reginald Cornish

Production Team

Original Producer: Carl Ebert

Set Designer: Rolf Gerard

Costume Designer: Rolf Gerard