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The Exterminating Angel in HD at The Grand!

ELLSWORTH- On November 18th at 1 pm The Grand’s 2017 – 2018 season of “Live in HD” high-definition simulcasts from The New York Metropolitan Opera continues with the American premiere of  Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel (inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name). Tickets are $27.00 for adults, $25.00 for Grand members and $20.00 for students (15 and under).

Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

“The Met: Live in HD” is made possible by a generous grant from its founding sponsor, The Neubauer Family Foundation. Global corporate sponsorship of “The Met: Live in HD” is provided by Bloomberg. Transmission of “The Met: Live in HD” in Canada is made possible thanks to the generosity of Jacqueline Desmarais, in memory of Paul G. Desmarais Sr. The HD broadcasts are supported by Toll Brothers, America’s luxury home builder®. Rooster Brother and Richard Parks Furniture sponsors the 2017/2018 season presentation at The Grand.

For more information on the Met opera at The Grand, including the next opera in the series, a revival of Giacomo Puccini’s classic Tosca conducted by the legendary James Levine to be screened on Saturday, January 27th, please call the box office at 207-667-9500. For more information on events at The Grand visit The Grand website at or follow The Grand on Facebook at

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