The Abduction from the Seraglio (Star Trek version)
by Opera Piccola San Antonio

Feb. 06 - Feb. 07, 2016

On Feb. 6-7, 2016, the company returns to its home base at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre downtown to present Mozart's “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” updated as an episode of the original “Star Trek” TV series. The English libretto and lyrics (which include a bit of Klingon, too) were written by Opera Pacific Project artistic director Josh Shaw, who will direct the Opera Piccola production.  -- Express-News, June 5, 2015


Mozart’s tale of two men rescuing their kidnapped girlfriends from a harem, has become an episode of “Star Trek,” with the Enterprise crew, Klingons, slave girls and lots of fun.

Sung in English with a new translation by Josh Shaw, the production celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

 The original story of the opera revolves around an attempt by the hero Belmonte/Captain James T. Belmonte (tenor Brian Cheney) and his servant Mr. Pedrillo to rescue his girlfriend Lieutenant Constanza who has been kidnapped by the Pasha (Ottoman empire governor) Selim/Chancellor Belim along with her servant Blondie. In collaboration with Pacific Opera Project.


Sung in English with Full Orchestra                                                  


                                       Kristin Roach, conductor                                     Josh Shaw, stage director

Feature by Deborah Martin at San Antonio Express-News, February 1, 2016

[photo from Pacific Opera Project via Express-News]

The Abduction from the Seraglio (Star Trek version)
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Piccola San Antonio

February 06 - February 07, 2016
Charlaine McCombs Empire Theatre
226 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX, 78205

 February 6, 2016 at 8pm and February 7, 2016 at 2:30 pm 

Charline McCombs Empire Theatre

226 N. St. Mary's St.

information and tickets via website