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Record-high operatic pitch?

Zachary Woolfe, "Hyper-High Notes", NYT 11/10/2017: I wrote this week about the highest note in the history of the Metropolitan Opera, an A above high C currently being sung by Audrey Luna in Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel.” In my brief rundown of high-note history, I referred to the French soprano Mado Robin “shrilling” up […]

At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

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It’s an A above high C — the equivalent of a pole vault to the sun. Few performers can hit it, but it’s a requirement in “The Exterminating Angel.”

A Note So High It's Never Been Sung At The Met Before Now

"Brief as it is, the A above high C that the soprano Audrey Luna reaches in Thomas Adès’s new opera, “The Exterminating Angel,” is so high, it has never been sung in the 137-year history of the Metropolitan Opera."

Hostage situation at Met enters second week

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Breaking: The New York Times' 24/7 all- Exterminating Angel all the time coverage continues.

Not another brilliant movie being made into a bloody opera…

We had The Exterminating Angel, by Thomas Ades, after the film by Luis Bunuel. An evening-length meander by a huge cast of characters, none of them defined. All the hype in the New York Times can’t get audiences excited about it. In London, we’re about to see Marnie by Nico Muhly, after Hitchcock, at English […]

A Surrealist Satire by Luis Buñuel Becomes a Grim Opera

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Opera's lone contemporary production this season is an adaptation of Buñuel's 1962 film about the Spanish aristocracy, The Exterminating Angel. The post A Surrealist Satire by Luis Buñuel Becomes a Grim Opera appeared first on Hyperallergic.

LACMA to screen The Exterminating Angel with Darren Aronofsky in person

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is launching its "In Person With..." series with director Darren Aronofsky discussing his The post LACMA to screen The Exterminating Angel with Darren Aronofsky in person appeared first on Hollywood Gothique.

Broadcast: The Exterminating Angel

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The Adès-on favorite of critics and public alike.

‘The Exterminating Angel’ Brings Together Opera and the Movies

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A film critic and a music critic discuss a new work at the Metropolitan Opera: Thomas Adès’s “crazily varied” adaptation of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 film.

The train arrives in Boston at 5:00 PM the next day

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So La Cieca figures if the New York Times can do seven pieces about Exterminating Angel in the past week, we should jump on the bandwagon as well.

The Exterminating Angel, Metropolitan Opera

Thomas Adès's new opera, The Exterminating Angel, is now playing at the Met, with an HD broadcast on November 18. The reviews are...interesting. I'm going to list 2016 reviews from its Salzburg premiere and maybe its ROH run, too. Alex...Show More Summary

Review: If You See One Opera This Year, Make It ‘The Exterminating Angel

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The composer Thomas Adès’s audacious new opera based on Luis Buñuel’s surreal 1962 film “The Exterminating Angel” triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera.

Opera Review: Surrealism Explored in The Exterminating Angel

A few sheep are already grazing onstage at the Metropolitan Opera as the audience files in. Soon, a flock of human characters enters the set, having attended another opera in another city. Dressed in white tie and floor-length satin, they are gathering in a private mansion, a wonderland of crystal ... More »

Hear the Surreal Instruments of the Met’s New Opera

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Tiny violins, a spooky ondes Martenot and a slamming door come to the pit for Thomas Adès’s “The Exterminating Angel,” based on Luis Buñuel’s film.

Your Guide to the Met Opera’s ‘Exterminating Angel

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Everything you need to know about the new opera by Thomas Adès, an adaptation of a Luis Buñuel film about a nightmarish dinner party.

“The Exterminating Angel” Skewers the Upper Class

In Thomas Adès’s acclaimed new opera, he returns to familiar territory.

What L.A.'s anti-Nazi resisters in the 1930s can teach us today

To the editor: Steven J. Ross’ op-ed article on Nazi plots to kill Jews in Los Angeles in the 1930s was chilling, ominous and relevant to our area today. (“How a network of citizen-spies foiled Nazi plots to exterminate Jews in 1930s L.A.,” Opinion, Oct. 8.) As a Jew who was born and reared in...

How a network of citizen-spies foiled Nazi plots to exterminate Jews in 1930s L.A.

On July 26, 1933, a group of Nazis held their first public rally in Los Angeles. As Jewish groups in the city debated how they should respond to Adolf Hitler’s persecution of Jews in Europe, L.A.’s Nazis, many of them German emigres, gathered at a biergarten downtown, wearing brown shirts and red,...

The Met’s Dinner that Never Ends

The new opera “The Exterminating Angel” is about a party that guests cannot leave. In its honor, the Met threw a party of its own. 

Guest Post: The Exterminating Angel

Review by Burst of Beaden Royal Opera House, Covent Garden April 24, 2017 Music by Thomas Ades Libretto by Tom Cairns Conducted by Thomas Ades Directed by Tom Cairns Royal Opera Orchestra & Chorus For anyone who has seen Luis Bunuel's...Show More Summary

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