Mozart Reimagined – Die Entführung aus dem serail

21 Aug

Mozart Reimagined by Tyson Vick will feature photos illustrating Mozart’s “Die Entfuhrung aus dem serail”, which I like to call “The Abduction” for short.

Mozart Reimagined features four photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

Mozart Reimagined features four photos by Tyson Vick illustrating the opera Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

Mozart Reimagined showcases nearly 100 photos that bring to life Mozart’s operas through photography. I spent a decade building props and sets, meeting models and photographing across the country to showcase what Mozart’s music has meant to me. The book also features essays written about each opera from my own unique perspective. The book humorously points out plot-holes, gives insight into past and present performances, recites a little bit of History and overflows with my own passion for the music of Mozart.

Here’s an excerpt from the book which accompanies the Abduction pictures:

“Die Entführung aus dem Serail translates as The Abduction from the Seraglio. The word Seraglio is the technical term for the women’s apartments in a harem. A harem, of course, being the part of the castle where women are kept safe from the prying eyes and lusty advances of men. Not only wives, but also the Sultan’s children, sisters, cousins and aunts. Just exactly the sort of place, perhaps, that a young man would like to do some abducting from, am I right? You guys know what I’m talking about.”

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail by Tyson vick.

Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail by Tyson vick.

The Abduction features many models who are talented musicians in real life, but the star of the show is the powerhouse Mars Crain, a character actor who you can find in movies like Hancock and television shows like House and Chuck.

Mozart Project. Die Entfuhrun aus dem Serail. Mars Crain as Osmin. Photo by Tyson Vick. Hair and Make-up by Jadi Stuart. This is from another photoshoot when I travelled to LA to work with Mars Crain, who was an awesome Osmin.

Mozart Project. Die Entfuhrun aus dem Serail. Mars Crain as Osmin. Photo by Tyson Vick. Hair and Make-up by Jadi Stuart. This is from another photoshoot when I travelled to LA to work with Mars Crain, who was an awesome Osmin.

And you can also get a closer look at the costumes and the behind-the-scenes in this large post here.

I’m going to be giving you a preview of photos from every chapter of Mozart Reimagined over the next month, and then it will be time for pre-orders. I will be launching pre-orders on Kickstarter on September 14th, 2015! Until then, I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the photos and excerpts from the book so you can see what’s in store! Subscribe to the blog for every update, or check back on September 14th for the launch of the book.

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