Akhnaten

Sat 7.03.2020 10:00

Park Cinema Flame Towers

M 13 - 29

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  • Country USA
    Year 2019
    Duration 205 minutes, with two intervals
    Language English (russian subtitles)
    Genre Opera
    Theatre The Metropolitan Opera
    Age limit 16+

    Synopsis

    Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by Philip Glass, returns to the Met with a new staging of Glass’s Akhnaten, conducted by Karen Kamensek in her Met debut. Anthony Roth Costanzo sings the title role of the Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to inspire his people to adopt a new religion, abandoning the worship of the old gods for that of a single deity. In her Met debut, J’Nai Bridges sings the role of Nefertiti, Akhnaten’s bride, and Dísella Lárusdóttir is Queen Tye, the pharaoh’s mother. One of the staging’s distinctive visual features is provided by the Gandini Juggling Company, whose movements are perfectly choreographed with the orchestral score. This production of Akhnaten was originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production. 

    Conductor – Karen Kamensek
    Director – Phelim McDermott
    Set designer – Tom Pye
    Lighting Designer – Bruno Poet
    Costume designer – Kevin Pollard

    Actors and performers:

    Queen Tye – Disella Larusdottir
    Nefertiti – J’Nai Bridges
    Akhnaten – Anthony Roth Costanzo
    High Priest of Amon – Aaron Blake
    Amenhotep – Zachary James

Helpful info
Events can be visited by:
From 16+ age
Language:
English
Event duration:
10:00 - 13:25 - Sat, 7 Mar
Venue

Park Cinema Flame Towers

Address
1A, M. Huseyn str., Flame Towers
Phone
(+994 12) 598 74 14, 119