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Die Entfuhrung, 30 April 1948

The Opera

Venue: Theatre Royal, Bath

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner adapted by Johann Gottlieb Stephanie

Conductor: Berthold Goldschmidt

Orchestra: Assembly Opera Orchestra


Belmonte: Richard Lewis

Osmin: Owen Brannigan

Pedrillo: John Kentish

Bassa Selim: Robert Farquharson

Constanze: Margaret Ritchie

Blonde: Ingrid Hageman

Klaas, A Sailor: Nigel Greene

Dumb Slave: Jan Conrad

Production Team

Original Producer: Basil Ashmore

Set Designer: Harald Melvill

Costume Designer: Harald Melvill