Thomas 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.Performers 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 Hildegard Bechtler. Costume Hildegard Bechtler. Lighting Jon Clark. Design Tal Yarden (video designer). Choreographer Amir Hosseinpour.