Tag Archives: Thomas Adès

The Exterminating Angel in HD

The Exterminating Angel is a 93 minute long movie by the surrealist director Luis Buñuel. It’s also a two and a half long opera (that leaves out the church scene at the end of the film) by English composer Thomas Adès. The Met today telecast its new production of the work under the orchestral direction…

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The Tempest in HD

Thomas Adès’ opera The Tempest was first performed at London’s Royal Opera House in 2004.  It received it’s Met premiere October 23 of this year with the same cast that performed on today’s telecast. Based on Shakespeare’s final play it has been altered by librettist Meredith Oakes to conform to modern English usage. The result is a sub-sophomoric…

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