the exterminating angel

Interviews Stage Spotlight
Working With Kings – Countertenor Iestyn Davies on ‘Farinelli and the King’ & Working With Thomas Adès
It all started with a phone call. Countertenor Iestyn Davies was just going about his usual business when Claire van Kampen called him up to make an offer. She had been preparing “Farinelli and the King” when she heard a voice on the radio. A countertenor to be sure. The singer in question? Davies. She knew that she had to contact him to be on the show. “It’s about a…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Live in HD Preview: ‘The Exterminating Angel’ To Be Seen By Millions Worldwide For First Time
Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel” will get its long-awaited Live in HD performance this Saturday, Nov. 18. This is the third HD transmission of the season and perhaps it is the most intriguing. The opera, making its North American premiere run will be screened to hundreds of countries where the opera has never appeared before. In essence, millions of viewers will be experiencing the work, based on Luis Buñuel’s classic…
High Notes Opera Meets Film
Opera Meets Film: Comparing the Humanistic Views of Buñuel & Adès’ ‘The Exterminating Angel’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features the classic "The Exterminating Angel." For this week’s series, we are going to…
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Audrey Luna Makes Metropolitan Opera History
Audrey Luna has broken a Metropolitan Opera record. According to the New York Times, the soprano gets to hit the highest note recorded in the Metropolitan Opera's history. The note in question is an A natural above the High C at the beginning of Thomas Adès' "The Exterminating Angel." The note is the first sound that Luna has to sing when she gets on stage making for a daunting task.…
In Review Stage Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – The Exterminating Angel: Thomas Adès Opera May Prove Polarizing Emotionally
Luis Buñuel’s “The Exterminating Angel” is one of the iconic surrealist masterpieces of all cinema. Set at an upper-class dinner, the film analyzes how people revert to their basest of instincts when they get stuck in a room that they inexplicably cannot escape. The film succeeds in its ability to blend the normal with the unreal in rather claustrophobic fashion, its high emotions and wide-ranging characters seemingly making it the…
Artist of the Week News
Artist Of The Week: Frédéric Antoun Makes His Metropolitan Opera Debut As Raul In ‘The Exterminating Angel’
Over the past few years, Frédéric Antoun has made a mark on many of the leading theaters in the world, singing a variety of repertoire with vocal purity and nuance. This week, Metropolitan Opera audiences will finally get a chance to hear this French-Canadian singer as he makes his debut in the role of Raul in Thomas Adès' "The Exterminating Angel." In the opera, Antoun will reprise his interpretation of…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Preview: Thomas Adès’ ‘The Exterminating Angel’ Makes US Premiere
On Oct. 26, 2017, the Metropolitan Opera will present the American Premiere of Thomas Adès’ “The Exterminating Angel.” The opera is an adaptation of Luis Buñuel’s famed film that showcases a group of people unable to get out of a room. As the days pass, the tension builds but the people find no answers to their odd situation. The opera adaptation premiered at the Salzburg Festival in 2016 and has…
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Guggenheim Museum To Preview ‘Girls Of The Golden West’ & ‘The Exterminating Angel’
The Guggenheim Museum has announced its Works & Process series for the fall season, which will include two new operas. The series will include John Adams’s opera “Girls of the Golden West,” which is slated to have its world premiere this fall in San Francisco. New Yorkers will have a chance to preview the work on Sept. 21 and 22, 2017, with musical highlights and a talk with composer Adams, Peter…
Interviews Stage Spotlight
A Tale of Two Seasons – David Portillo on ‘Fidelio,’ ‘The Exterminating Angel’ & Contributing to the Evolution of Opera
David Portillo's career at the Metropolitan Opera got off to an expected start. As a lyric tenor, he sang the lead role in Rossini's "The Barber of Seville," an opera that he and most tenors of his FACH are quite familiar with. His debut was a huge success, the tenor earning rave reviews for his lush vocal quality and fearless coloratura. So as you might expect, the Met Opera brought…
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season News
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Season: Here Is All the Information For This Season’s 10 Live in HD Performances
One of the most hotly anticipated parts of every Met Opera season has to be the Live in HD Series. Arguably the most successful aspect of Peter Gelb’s tenure with the company, the video recordings of live performances work on so many levels. Not only do they connect with audiences worldwide, but they immortalize performances and interpretations of beloved works and performers for years and years to come. Knowing that…