Angel Among Us

The Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s new opera has inspired a series of related events throughout New York City.

El Ángel Exterminador 
Film Society of Lincoln Center presents an exclusive screening of Luis Buñuel’s El Ángel Exterminador, the classic 1962 film that inspired Adès and Tom Cairns’s new opera. A special panel discussion, moderated by Met dramaturg Paul Cremo, begins the evening, focusing on both the film and the U.S.-premiere production of the opera. Panelists include Richard Peña, former program director of Film Society of Lincoln Center, and director/librettist Cairns.

Film Society of Lincoln Center; Sep 22, 7PM

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Dinner for 24 Sheep
Swiss artist Nicolas Party has created an exhibition of new work for Gallery Met on the occasion of the opera’s premiere.

Gallery Met, in the south lobby of the opera house; Sep 26–Dec 2

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Works & Process: The Exterminating Angel 
The Guggenheim Museum hosts a conversation with Adès and Cairns, moderated by Met General Manager Peter Gelb, about adapting The Exterminating Angel for the opera stage. Stars of the production perform excerpts from the score.

Guggenheim Museum; Oct 16, 7:30PM

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NYU Symposium 
Larry Wolff, history professor and director of the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University, and Tamsin Shaw, associate professor of European and Mediterranean studies and philosophy, interview Adès about his new opera. The event will also feature a panel of guest that includes film critics David Denby and J. Hoberman, and NYU art historians Jordana Mendelson and Edward Sullivan.

Remarque Institute, NYU, 60 Fifth Avenue; Oct 20, 6PM

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Friday Under 40
As part of the Met’s third season of Fridays Under 40, opera lovers aged 40 and under can attend the November 10 performance of The Exterminating Angel for a discounted rate. An exclusive party, featuring complimentary wine and special guests, precedes this 8PM performance.

The Metropolitan Opera House; Nov 10, 6:30PM

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Screen capture from Buñuel’s El Ángel Exterminador courtesy of The Criterion Collection.