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Philip Glass

Akhnaten

LIVE IN HD

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Overview

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s modern masterpieces, with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt—in cinemas November 23. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott offers an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to more than 2,200 theaters in more than 70 countries worldwide.

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This production was originally created by English National Opera and LA Opera

In collaboration with Improbable

Production gift of the Rosalie J. Coe Weir Endowment Fund and the Wyncote Foundation, as recommended by Frederick R. Haas and Rafael Gomez

Additional funding from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund, Dominique Laffont, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund, American Express, and the National Endowment for the Arts

Languages

Languages sung in Akhnaten

Sung In

Mixed

Timeline

Timeline for the show, Akhnaten

Estimated Run Time

3 hrs 41 mins

Creators

PRODUCTION

Phelim McDermott

SET AND PROJECTION DESIGNER

Tom Pye

COSTUME DESIGNER

Kevin Pollard

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Bruno Poet

CHOREOGRAPHER

Sean Gandini

Philip Glass

Composer

Philip Glass

Videos

Akhnaten