The Met Opera Live in HD 2019/20 Season: Akhnaten
Sat, Nov 23 10am
Wed, Nov 27 12:30 & 6:30pm
A New York Times Critic's Pick!
"Spellbinding...puts You on Philip Glass Time!" - New York Times
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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.