• Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten (2019)

Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten

Release Date: November 23rd, 2019

NR |3 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glasss 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 JNai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the operas 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.

Cast: Anthony Roth Costanzo , Dísella Lárusdóttir , J'Nai Bridges , Aaron Blake , Will Liverman , Richard Bernstein , Zachary James

Director: Phelim McDermott

Genres: Opera

Production Co: Metropolitan Opera

Distributors: Trafalgar Releasing