On January 28, Morris Robinson returns to LA Opera as Osmin in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio. The talented bass has sung in the world’s greatest opera houses in the last decade, but he did not always dream about a career in opera.
In this edition of our collaboration with Living with A Genius, hear Robinson discuss Osmin and what led him to become an opera singer.
Check the Living with A Genius website on Monday, January 30 for the full podcast.
Can’t wait to see The Abduction from the Seraglio? Learn more about the opera below.
Maestro James Conlon, who conducts The Abduction from the Seraglio, discusses the opera and what makes this Mozart piece a treasure.
With The Abduction from the Seraglio, Mozart scored the biggest stage success he would enjoy during his lifetime. It premiered in Vienna on July 16, 1782, and, by the fourth performance—according to Mozart himself—the show was “creating such a sensation that they don’t want to see or hear anything else, and the theater is packed full each time.”
Ever since last season’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, we’ve been eagerly waiting to stage another one of Mozart’s work at LA Opera. This month, we get to do just that! Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio opens on January 28 and here are five reasons to see this riotous opera.
To learn more about and purchase tickets to The Abduction from the Seraglio, click here.