The Exterminating Angel archiveThomas Ades conducts a huge ensemble cast of world-class singers in the UK premiere of his latest opera, inspired by Luis Bunuel's iconic film. Guests are invited to an exclusive dinner after a night at the opera. Towards the end of the evening they find they are unable to leave. The door is open - but no one can get out, and no one can get in. The elegant party quickly dissolves into anarchy. One guest dies. Two others kill themselves in a suicide pact. Finally, the dishevelled survivors discover that by re-enacting earlier events they can escape. There is celebration and relief - but it is short-lived, as soon they realize they are trapped again... Sung in English with surtitles.


Anne Sofie von Otter (Leonora), Christine Rice (Blanca), Charles Workman (Nobile), Amanda Echalaz (Lucia), Frederic Antoun (Raul), John Tomlinson (Doctor), Thomas Allen (Roc), Iestyn Davies (Francisco), Ed Lyon (Eduardo), Audrey Luna (Leticia), Sally Matthews (Silvia), Sophie Bevan (Beatriz), Hubert Francis (Lucas), Samuel Sakker (Enrique), Sten Byriel (Senor Russell), David Adam Moore (Colonel), Morgan Moody (Julio), James Cleverton (Pablo), Elizabeth Atherton (Meni), Anne Marie Gibbons (Camila)


Music: Thomaqs Ades
Lyrics: Tom Cairns (after Luis Bunuel and Luis Alcoriza)
Producer: Royal Opera House
Conductor: Thomas Ades
Director: Tom Cairns
Design(s): Hildegard Bechtler, Tal Yarden (video designer)
Costume: Hildegard Bechtler
Lighting: Jon Clark
Choreographer: Amir Hosseinpour
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The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01314061612. Details of all The Exterminating Angel archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01722274561

Archive Listings

24 Apr 17
8 May 17
Royal Opera House
West End
Greater London

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