Die Entführung aus dem Serail, starring Rolando Villazón, now available on Deutsche Grammophon
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, the latest installment in Rolando Villazón and Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Mozart Cycle, is now available internationally on Deutsche Grammophon. Recorded live from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden last July, the performance pairs Rolando as the sensitive Belmonte with soprano Diana Damrau as Konstanze. Thomas Quasthoff is Pasha Selim, Anna Prohaska appears as Blonde, Paul Schweinester sings Pedrillo, and Franz-Josef Selig rounds out the cast as Osmin. Nézet-Séguin conducts the Vocalensemble Rastatt and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
The third installment of the Mozart Cycle, the sparkling Entführung follows previously-released recordings of Così fan tutte (2013) and Don Giovanni (2012).
The Mozart Cycle is made possible through the generous support of Rolex.