The Amis invite you to attend the dress rehearsal of the ballet The Exterminating Angel. After The Dante Project, the Opéra national de Paris continues to explore the music of contemporary composer Thomas Adès with The Exterminating Angel. Inspired by Luis Buñuel's 1962 surrealist film, which delivered a scathing critique of the bourgeoisie, the work opens with a dinner party of high society friends in a plush mansion after an opera performance. Gradually, however, a mysterious force prevents the fifteen guests from leaving the reception. During this confinement for no apparent reason, stretching over several days, the veneer of propriety cracks, revealing the worst of human nature.