Die Endfürhung Aus Dem Serail
(Abduction from the Harem) Mozart in Turkey was a film of the opera starring an international cast and crew, including Oliver Tobias,
a co-production by Antelope Films for C4 with the Turkish Ministry of Culture. Directed by Elijah Moshinsky 1999
The opera was performed in the Topkapi Palace and filmed on location around Istanbul.
We had access to the derelict and closed areas of the palace for filming. There were no prop-hire facilities in Istanbul, so we took Turkish carpets with the costumes from London to Turkey ... like coals to Newcastle.