David McVicar creates a hedonistic culture-clash comedy set in an 18th-century Eastern fantasy.
Photo: Mike Hoban
Abducted by pirates, Konstanze and her maid Blonde have been sold into Pasha Selim’s harem.
With the help of their lovers the two women plot their escape. But when their plans are betrayed and punishment looms, help comes from an unlikely quarter.
Mozart’s first opera for Vienna is an ambitious...