The Metropolitan Opera
- ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS 30 MINS, 2 intermissions
- SUNG IN VARIOUS
- photo credit: Paola Kudacki/ Met Opera
Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.
You can download performance programs, read the opera synopsis and watch performance videos at: https://www.metopera.org/Season/Radio/Saturday-Matinee-Broadcasts/