Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) K. 384 (Breitkopf edition)
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Belmonte makes a trip to Turkey in order to rescue his fiancée Constanze, her maid Blonde and his servant Pedrillo, who have been bought from pirates by Pasha Selim. The Pasha has fallen in love with Constanze, while his overseer Osmin has his eye on Blonde. After a failed attempt at escape, the Pasha recognises Belmonte as the son of an old enemy who exiled him from his country years before. But he decides, much to Osmin’s chagrin, to reward evil with good and agrees to let all four return home.