"If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’ " - by greatest critic of our time Anthony Tommasini, New York Times. Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel,inspired [...]
“If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel’ ” – by greatest critic of our time Anthony Tommasini, New York Times.
Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel,inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name makes its Metropolitan Opera premiere on October 26,2017.
Dates: October 26,30. November 3,7,10,14,18,21.
Tickets: Met Opera (212) 362-6000 http://www.metopera.org/Season/2017-18-Season/exterminating-angel-ades-tickets/
The Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns in collaboration with the composer, based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza
CONDUCTOR/COMPOSER – Thomas Adès, who was born in 1971 into an artistic London household—his mother is an art historian, his father a poet and translator—recalls first being impressed by Buñuel’s black-and-white film while still a teenager. The composer’s inclination to make it into an opera, he says, derives from the film’s absurdist sensibilities and multilayered nature, encompassing elements of fairy tale and horror, as well as the macabre and dreamlike. “All of this feeds into music very naturally for me,” he says. “And also, it feels extremely modern.”
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October 26 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - November 21 (Tuesday) 8:00 pm
The Metropolitan Opera
Lincoln Center, New York, New York 10023