The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès.The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Lunaas Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalazas Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthewsas Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevanas Beatriz,both in Met debuts; Alice Coote as Leonora Palma; Christine Riceas Blanca Delgado; Iestyn Daviesas Francisco de Ávila; Joseph Kaiseras Edundo de Nobile; Frédéric Antounin his Met debut as Raúl Yebenes; David Portilloas Edmundo; David Adam Moorein his Met debut as Col. Álvaro Gómez; Rod Gilfryas Alberto Roc; Kevin Burdetteas Señor Russell; Christian Van Hornas Julio; and John Tomlinsonas Dr Carlos Conde. The Exterminating Angelis a co-commission and co-production with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.
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