Die Entführung aus dem Serail – Staatsoper Hamburg

Stephanie Childress leads the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra with liveliness, lightness and precision. Her movements, the way she leans over the desk, her handling of the dynamics, all indicate a high level of professional maturity. There is also a youthful freshness that emphasizes the appeal of this first stage work by Mozart. Every phrase makes a nice arc, every note weighs exactly as much as it should. As we know, at the time of the premiere of “The Abduction from the Seraglio” in Vienna’s Burgtheater

– on July 16, 1782 – the composer was only 26 years old, just two years older than this conductor. It almost seems as if Mozart himself was standing at the conductor’s podium…

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