Salzburger Festspiele 2016/Thomas Adès/The exterminating Angel/Premiere am 28.07.2016/Musikalische Leitung:Thomas Adès/Inszenierung:Tom Cairns/Bühne und Kostüme:Hildegard Bechtler//Iestyn Davies:Francisco, Sally Matthews:Silvia, Audrey Luna:Leticia, Anne Sofie von Otter:Leonora, John Tomlinson:Doctor Copyright:Monika Rittershaus

Salzburger Festspiele 2016/Thomas Adès/The exterminating Angel/Premiere am 28.07.2016/Musikalische Leitung:Thomas Adès/Inszenierung:Tom Cairns/Bühne und Kostüme:Hildegard Bechtler//Iestyn Davies:Francisco, Sally Matthews:Silvia, Audrey Luna:Leticia, Anne Sofie von Otter:Leonora, John Tomlinson:Doctor
Copyright:Monika Rittershaus

The Exterminating Angel
Take a seat at the strangest dinner party of your life. The servants have absconded; the ragout is all over the floor; there’s a bear in the garden; your fellow guests are rapidly descending into savagery; and most mysteriously of all, no one seems able to leave. British composer Thomas Adès (The Tempest) conducts the American premiere of his latest opera. Co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, this black comedy, with shades of JG Ballard/Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, is based on the screenplay of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist film. The cast is filled with established British names including Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Ieystn Davies and John Tomlinson.

“Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents this American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel is 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.

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