Ludlow Arts: Classical


The Exterminating Angel
Delayed streaming from the Met

Wednesday 22 November 2017 at 5:55pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Adès: The Exterminating Angel

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)

Tickets, £17/£16 concessions/£8 under18, from Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office, online HERE or at the door

The Exterminating Angel