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Philip Glass: Akhnaten (2019)

ALL 07/07/2020 (KR) MusicHistory 2h 52m


Philip Glass’ opera “Akhnaten”, premiered in Stuttgart in 1984, forms the third part of the portrait opera trilogy about personalities who have influenced the course of human history. The conclusion of the trilogy deals with the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, who attempted to establish a kind of monotheistic cult around the god Aton during his reign in the 14th century BC, but failed due to the resistance of the priesthood. The production presented here was undoubtedly one of the very great successes of the 2019/20 season at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, due not only to the outstanding cast of singers (led by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo) but also to Phelim McDermott’s imaginative staging, which captivates with sometimes breathtaking imagery.

  1. Gary Halvorson


  2. Phelim McDermott


  3. Philip Glass


Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Roth Costanzo

    Anthony Roth Costanzo


  2. J’Nai Bridges

    J’Nai Bridges


  3. Dísella Lárusdóttir

    Dísella Lárusdóttir

    Queen Tye

  4. Zachary James

    Zachary James

    Amenhotep III / A professor

  5. Richard Berstein

    Richard Berstein


  6. Will Liverman

    Will Liverman

    General Horemhab

  7. Aaron Blake

    Aaron Blake

    High Priest of Amon

  8. Lindsay Ohse

    Lindsay Ohse


  9. Karen Chia-ling Ho

    Karen Chia-ling Ho


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Philip Glass: Akhnaten
Philip Glass: Akhnaten

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Original Language English

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