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Saturday, April 21, 2018 Permalink

Met Opera: The Exterminating Angel


The Exterminating Angel
by Thomas Adès


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 Luis Buñuel’s classical 1962 film "El Ángel Exterminador."

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.


Conductor: Thomas Adès



Leticia Maynar: Audrey Luna
Lucia de Nobile: Amanda Echalaz
Silvia de Ávila: Sally Matthews
Beatriz: Sophie Bevan
Leonora Palma: Alice Coote
Blanca Delgado: Christine Rice
Francisco de Ávila: Iestyn Davies
Edmundo de Nobile: Joseph Kaiser
Raul Yebenes: Frédéric Antoun
Eduardo: David Portillo
Colonel Álvaro Gomez: David Adam Moore
Alberto Roc: Rod Gilfry
Senor Russell: Kevin Burdette
Julio: Christian Van Horn
Doctor Carlos Conde: Sir John Tomlinson


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Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 2 hrs 32 min

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