Quick Reference

(Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail). Sop. A Spanish lady, in love with Belmonte. She is kidnapped and held captive, with her maid Blondchen and Belmonte's valet Pedrillo, in Pasha Selim's house. The Pasha has made overtures to Constanze, who has resisted him, and his harem‐keeper, Osmin, has lewd designs on Blondchen. Belmonte attempts to rescue them. Aria: Martern aller arten (‘Torture of every kind’). Created (1782) by Katharina Cavalieri.

Subjects: Opera.

Reference entries