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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

METROPOLITAN OPERA - THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL

26 Oct - 21 Nov 2017

You can depart, but you can never leave

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American Premiere

Much anticipated on these shores since its storming debut at the 2016 Salzburg Festival, the Met present the American premiere of Thomas Ades' dizzying new work. Adapted from the surreal Luis Bunel film of the same name, The Exterminating Angel concerns a fantastical dinner party in a mansion from which the guests cannot escape. Ades' conducts his kaleidoscopic score as chaos descends on the ensemble cast as their strange incarceration leads to madness.

Dinner with a difference

When 12 bourgeois guests arrive at a dinner party following a performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor, they can hardly expect that some dark magic is at work, not even noting that one by one the servants are abandoning them. When it becomes clear this engagement is going to last a lot longer than one evening, civility begins to decline, leading to tragic, often explosive results.

Macabre, twisting yet transfixing, this eerie tale is sure to be a highlight of the season.

Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 26 October 2017

Booking through until: 21 November 2017

Audience

Sung in English with Met Titles in German, Spanish and English

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval

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