The Exterminating Angel
Constance traveled in my pocket to The Star Cinema in Sidney, a little town about 25 km from the Hitty Cupboard. We always go to The Star for the Metropolitan Opera’s live in HD broadcasts, because the theatre is small and cosy, they serve Pizza in the intermission, and the other faces in the audience are like old friends! Today we attended The Exterminating Angel, composed by Thomas Adès.
The story of this opera is not really complicated, it concerns a group of people who meet for a dinner party, and are unable to escape alive. A few days later manners have descended into utter incoherent mayhem. Getting to the finale was a rich, convoluted and crazy process, involving the highest note ever sung at the Met, love, lechery and sheep (the sheep, named Mary, Ruby and Lucy were making their Met debuts).
Constance thinks that The Exterminating Angel is likely to take its place alongside Parsifal as one of the “most inexplicable operas ever written”, though it is rather shorter, and a lot funnier in an icky way.
To view Constance’s other opera experiences go to this link.
Many thanks to the Hitty’s favourite photographer who bought the fabric for Constance’s new Opera dress!