Crossing the Threshold
GIUSEPPE PENNISI, reporting from Salzburg,
finds the first performance of Thomas Adès'
new opera 'The Exterminating Angel'
even more engrossing than Luis Bunuel
After the customary Ouverture spirituelle, a series a concerts devoted to religious or philosophical subjects, the Salzburg Summer Festival was inaugurated on 28 July 2016 with the much awaited world premiere of The Exterminating Angel, British composer Thomas Adès' third opera, on a libretto by Tom Cairns. The production is a joint effort by the Salzburg Festival, the Metropolitan Opera House, ROH Covent Garden and the Royal Opera of Copenhagen. Thomas Adès and Tom Cairns had worked on this opera since 2009. The former was in the pit conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra...
Copyright © 31 July 2016