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Ades: The Exterminating Angel - Thomas Ades
Diapason d'Or
Diapason from March 2019
Format : 1 DVD Vidéo

Label : Warner
Catalog No. : 190295525507
EAN : 0190295525507

Release Date : 22/02/2019

Genre : Classical


Audrey Luna, Amanda Echalaz, Sally Matthews, Sophie Bevan, Alice Coote, Christine Rice, Iestyn Davies, Joseph Kaiser, Metropolitan Opera Chorus, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Thomas Ades

   in Opera Now (Apr, 2019)
Thomas Adès's The Exterminating Angel was first seen at the Salzburg Festival, then Covent Garden, before the production travelled to the Met in 2017 with some cast changes in the leading roles. It is based on Buñuel's 1962 surrealist film. Adès and his librettist, Tom Cairns, collaborated to reduce the cast to manageable proportions, a mere 15 principal roles, playing a group of effete and over-privileged people who gather for a post-opera party and find themselves trapped in a room, unable to leave, for what is an unexplained and presumably psychological reason. The staff, inexplicably spooked, are already fleeing as the opera starts.

Adès' music is challenging, arresting and texturally complex, ...
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