Salzburger Festspiele 2016/Thomas Adès/The exterminating Angel/Premiere am 28.07.2016/Musikalische Leitung:Thomas Adès/Inszenierung:Tom Cairns/Bühne und Kostüme:Hildegard Bechtler//Iestyn Davies:Francisco, Sally Matthews:Silvia, Audrey Luna:Leticia, Anne Sofie von Otter:Leonora, John Tomlinson:Doctor

Copyright:Monika Rittershaus

MET OPERA: The Exterminating Angel

Performance Time: 6pm

TICKETS: £17.50

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.

“Inventive and audacious… a major event” (New York Times).