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The Exterminating Angel The Metropolitan Opera 2017

October 26, 2017

Let's Get Social

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.

Dates Oct 26 – Nov 21


Thomas Ades – Conductor
Audrey Luna – Leticia Maynar
Amanda Echalaz – Lucia De Nobile
Sally Matthews – Silvia De Avila
Sophie Bevan – Beatriz
Frederic Antoun – Raul Yebenes



Tom Cairns – Production
Tal Yarden – Projection Designer
Hildegard Bechtler – Set & Costume Designer
Amir Hosseinpour – Choregrapher
Jon Clark – Lighting Designer


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