The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel

Rated NR 150 min. 2017

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.

Film Credits

Director: Tom Cairns

Writer: Thomas Adès

Cast: Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Frédéric Antoun and David Portillo

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