The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel at the Guggenheim

    October 16, 2017 all-day
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    Works & Process at the Guggenheim


    The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel

    Music by Thomas Adèslibretto by Tom Cairns

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:30pm.

    Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious. . . . a major event,” Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name,is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party that guests cannot escape.Prior to the American premiere, Met Opera general manager PeterGelb discusses the opera with Adès, and librettist and director Tom Cairns. Singers from the production will perform excerpts.The Exterminating Angel is a co-commission and co-production between the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival. Performances at the Met begin October 26.


    $40, $35 Guggenheim Members and Friends of Works & Process
    Box Office (212) 423-3575 or
    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda
    1071 Fifth Avenue, New York 

    Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Christian Human Foundation, Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Caroline M. Sharp and Evelyn Sharp Foundation with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

    Works & Process at the Guggenheim

    Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for over 33 years and in over 500 productions, the Works & Process programs at the Guggenheim enable New Yorkers to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda.