23 March 2017 at 2.00pm | 1 Comment
The event was hosted by journalist Guy Dammann and offered a unique glimpse of the opera before its UK premiere at Covent Garden next month. It saw the composer give insights into his score, aided by extracts sung by the cast including Sophie Bevan and Ed Lyon.
The opera is inspired by Luis Buñuel’s iconic film of the same name and follows the composer's earlier operas Powder Her Face (1995) and The Tempest (2004), both acclaimed as contemporary classics. It tells the story of a group of dinner party guests who find at the end of the evening that they are unable to leave – the door is open but no one can get out, and no one can get in.
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The Exterminating Angel runs 24 April-8 May 2017. Tickets are still available.
The production is a co-commission and co-production with Salzburg Festival, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, and The Royal Danish Opera. It is staged with generous philanthropic support from Stefan Sten Olsson, KT Wong Foundation, The John S. Cohen Foundation and The Boltini Trust.