Glass’ Akhnaten

May 28, 2022, 12:00 pm

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Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Philip Glass' Akhnaten (Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

Philip Glass’ mesmerizing modern masterpiece—a smash-hit in its 2019 company-premiere run—returns in Phelim McDermott’s unforgettable production, which brings ancient Egypt to vivid life with striking stage tableaux and a troupe of jugglers. Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo reprises his celebrated turn as the revolutionary pharaoh Akhnaten, with mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb as his wife and queen, Nefertiti. Once again at the helm is conductor Karen Kamensek, a noted master of Glass’s music.

Description adapted from the Metropolitan Opera