MET Live: The Exterminating Angel Live Performance
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Showings
Main TheaterSat, Nov 18 12:55 PM Event Date Passed
 
INFORMATION
Run Time:2h 27min
Genre:Broadcast
Category:MET Live
Live Events
CAST/CREW
Cast:Audrey Luna
amanda Echalaz
Sally Matthews
Sophie Bevan
Conductor:Thomas Ades
Description

About: Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns in collaboration with the composer, based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza.

Production a gift of Robert L. Turner. Additional funding from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund, and American Express