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For the second MAX virtual performing arts event, we're going to watch the New York Metropolitan Opera production of The Exterminating Angel.
The Exterminating Angel is a modern (2016) English-language opera by Thomas Adès.
The New York Times reviewer wrote in 2017 "If you see one opera this year, make it The Exterminating Angel. Read the New York Times review here.
As the opera opens, a group of elegant socialites gather for a lavish dinner party, but when it is time to leave, no one is able to escape. As the days pass, their behavior becomes increasingly erratic and savage. The large ensemble cast tackles both the vocal and dramatic demands of Adès's score with one riveting performance after another. Tom Cairns directs an engrossing and inventive production, using a towering wooden archway to trap the characters onstage. Adès himself takes the podium to conduct the frenzied score.
This emotionally thrilling opera provides fertile ground for conversation: the possible meanings of this surrealistic extravaganza and the relationship to our own lives in which we are all now trapped in our own restrictive environments, day after day, week after week.
Here's how this event will work:
Click REGISTER on the left today to be invited to the Tuesday April 21st, 7pm Zoom meeting to discuss The Metropolitan Opera performance of The Exterminating Angel.
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