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From the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Thomas Ades conducts a performance of his new opera, based on Luis Bunuel's surrealist film. The plot concerns a group of people who are invited to a post-opera dinner. When is time to leave they find that they cannot, despite there being nothing physical stopping them. The social niceties quickly break down as the guests begin to panic. Presented by Tom Service, who is joined by music critic Fiona Maddocks to talk about Ades's unique music. The composer himself also talks about the gestation of his new work and the singers discuss the challenges of the virtuoso writing. Ades: The Exterminating Angel. Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano (Leonora), Christine Rice, mezzo-soprano (Blanca), Charles Workman, baritone (Nobile), Amanda Echalaz, soprano (Lucia), Frederic Antoun, tenor (Raul), John Tomlinson, bass (Doctor), Thomas Allen, baritone (Roc), Iestyn Davies, countertenor (Francisco), Ed Lyon, tenor (Eduardo), Audrey Luna, soprano (Leticia), Sally Matthews, soprano (Silvia), Sophie Bevan, soprano (Beatriz), Hubert Francis, tenor (Lucas), Thomas Atkins, tenor (Enrique), Sten Byriel, bass (Senor Russell), David Adam Moore, baritone (Colone), Morgan Moody, bass (Julio), James Cleverton, baritone (Pablo), Elizabeth Atherton, soprano (Meni), Anne Marie Gibbons, mezzo-soprano (Camila), Wyn Pencarreg, baritone (Padre Sanson), Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House/Thomas Ades.

Genre: Arts

When is Opera on 3 next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three Tonight, 6:30pm and on BBC Radio Three June 3rd, 6:00pm. See more...