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OPERA THEATRE OF MONTCLAIR PRESENTS 
MOZART'S THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO 
THREE SHOWS REMAINING: 2/18, 19 & 20 at 8 PM
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church St., Montclair

There will be special drawings of gift cards from generous Montclair businesses at intermission - HAVE SOME CASH ON HAND! All proceeds will support Opera Theatre of Montclair. Thanks to:

Ah’ Pizz
Applegate Farm
Bluemercury
Charmed Beading Studio
Cold Stone Creamery
Creative Tile
De Novo European Pub
Elements Massage
Fred Astaire Dance Studio
Laboratorio Kitchen
Moxie Blowdry & Beauty Bar
Oil & Vinegar
Raymond's
Samba Brazilian Restaurant & Cafe
Scala del Nonna Ristorante
Simit House Bakery & Co.
Villalobos

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1782)


The Opera Orchestra of Montclair

Conducted by Markus Grae-Hauck
Stage Direction by Dirk Schattner

Set Design by Joyce Korotkin
Chorus Preparation by Alan Smulen
Costumes by Tamara Cashour
Graphic Design by Tamara Schneider
Supertitles by Eva Parr


This fully-staged and costumed production will be sung in the original German with English supertitles and dialogue. This new staging re-tells the classic story of the Turkish harem, pirates and rescued lovers through the eyes of a child's nighttime dream.

CAST SUBJECT TO CHANGE:

Friday, February 12, 8 PM 
Saturday, February 20, 8 PM

Konstanze:  Alexis Cregger
Blondchen:  Aine Hakamatsuka
Pedrillo:  Tai Collins
Osmin:  Kevin Barbone
The Child:  Mia Balsamo

Saturday, February 13, 8 PM 
Friday, February 19, 8 PM 


Konstanze:  Elizabeth Treat
Blondchen:  Elizabeth Moran
Pedrillo:  Theron Cromer
Osmin:  Ilberto Lagana
The Child:  Cadence Rotarius

Sunday, February 14, 4 PM
Thursday, February 18, 8 PM 

Konstanze:  Kathryn Wieckhorst
Blondchen:  Heidi Sauser
Pedrillo:  Alexey Kukharskiy
Osmin:  Sheldrake Lukas
The Child:  Lila Hunter

Belmonte:  James Haughom (February 12, 14 & 19); Steve Wallace (February 13, 18 & 20)

Pasha Selim:  Louis Balsamo (February 12, 13 & 14); Geoffrey Owens (February 18, 19 & 20)

PARKING:  Parking in Montclair is notoriously difficult.  Please allow extra time.  However, you shouldn't have too much trouble parking if you are willing to walk a little bit.  There are two parking garages: one is located off South Park Street, the other is off of Park Street or North Fullerton Avenue. There are several public parking lots. The closest are off Valley Road (corner of Bloomfield Avenue), Maple Plaza (off Bloomfield Avenue), off South Fullerton Avenue and Midtown (off Glenridge Avenue). Meter spots and spots marked "permit only" are free and available after 7 PM and on Sundays.  Street parking is often available here:  Church Street, South Park Street, Park Street, Bloomfield Avenue, Plymouth Street, Trinity Place, Wilde Place, Midland Avenue, Valley Road, Orange Road, Glenridge Avenue, South Fullerton Avenue, North Fullerton Avenue, The Crescent, Hillside Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Portland Place, Montague Place, Seymour Street and Roosevelt Place.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:  Frequent and easy public transportation is available from NYC (usually about 30 minutes). The Decamp Bus #66 from Port Authority will stop directly in front of the building if you ask the driver (corner of Church and Valley).  The Decamp Bus #33 is another option - stop at Bloomfield Avenue & Park Street, walk one block on South Park Street, make a right on Church St., UUC will be on the right. (www.decamp.com - you must have a ticket before boarding the bus in NYC). Another option is NJ Transit Midtown Direct train from Penn Station to Bay Street, Montclair. (www.njtransit.com)  It is about a 20-minute walk from the station up Bloomfield Avenue to South Park Street to Church Street.