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Nov. 21 2019

12/07/19 – Akhnaten – THE MET RETURNS! – 1PM

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The Metropolitan Opera

Akhnaten
Philip Glass

  • 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/

CAST:

Karen Kamensek

CONDUCTOR

Karen Kamensek

Headshot of Dísella Lárusdóttir

QUEEN TYE

Dísella Lárusdóttir

J'Nai Bridges

NEFERTITI

J’Nai Bridges

Anthony Roth Costanzo

AKHNATEN

Anthony Roth Costanzo

 

Headshot of Aaron Blake

HIGH PRIEST OF AMON

Aaron Blake

 

Headshot of Will Liverman

HOREMHAB

Will Liverman

Headshot Richard Bernstein

AYE

Richard Bernstein

Zachary James

AMENHOTEP III

Zachary James

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