The Exterminating Angel

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The Exterminating Angel

The Exterminating Angel at Metropolitan Opera

Luis Buñuel’s 1962 film The Exterminating Angel has become the year’s most talked about opera, a surrealist critique of highbrow society that features a dozen characters inexplicably incapable of escaping a dinner party. Professional live opera doesn’t exist in Rhode Island – Opera Providence hasn’t staged anything since its disastrous yellowface Mikado in 2014 – but it’s actually pretty fun to watch in a movie theater.* The Metropolitan Opera’s production kicks off with live sheep on stage and only gets weirder from there. It’s gotten rave reviews for its off-kilter score by Thomas Adès; most reviews mention the prominent use of the ondes martenot.

*If you happen to be a wealthy arts lover looking to start a new venture, PLEASE start here. I will do anything in my (limited) powers to help you succeed.


November 29 2017


Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $27
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Showcase Cinemas Warwick

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Warwick, RI United States

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