Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel

Apr 16, 2018

Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc, Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, and Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado in Adès' "The Exterminating Angel."
Credit Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with the network broadcast premiere of The Exterminating Angel, the acclaimed opera by Thomas Adès. The story is based on the classic surrealist film by Luis Buñuel, about guests at an elegant dinner party who mysteriously find themselves unable to leave. Tom Cairns wrote the libretto in collaboration with the composer and directed the production, which marked the opera’s U.S. premiere. Adès conducted, leading a remarkable ensemble cast: soprano Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar, soprano Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote as Leonora Palma, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice as Blanca Delgado, countertenor Iestyn Davies as Francisco de Ávila, tenor Joseph Kaiser as Edmundo de Nobile, tenor David Portillo as Eduardo, baritone Rod Gilfry as Alberto Roc, bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Julio, bass Kevin Burdette as Señor Russell, and bass John Tomlinson as Dr. Carlos Conde. In addition, making their network broadcast debuts are soprano Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila, soprano Sophie Bevan as Beatriz, tenor Frédéric Antoun as Raúl Yebenes, and baritone David Adam Moore as Colonel Álvaro Gómez.

Listen LIVE on Classical IPR on Saturday, April 21 at 1:00pm ET.