The Exterminating Angel

Met Live

£16 standard
£14.50 concession, £13 members.

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Certificate: 12A
Director(s): TBC
Length: 150 min
Cast: Christine Rice, Sally Matthews, Rod Gilfry, Alice Coote, John Tomlinson, Kevin Burdette, Christian van Horn, David Adam Moore, David Portillo, Frédéric Antoun, Joseph Kaiser, Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Amanda Echalaz, Audrey Luna

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.