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    Experience the hauntingly enchanting music of Philip Glass’ magnum opus directed by Phelim McDermott and starring the immensely popular countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo!

    Why You Should Watch Akhnaten

    Akhnaten has long since been a crowd favorite owing to its authentic rendering of Egyptian life and its memorable tunes. It is also an epitome of Philip Glass’ inimitable style of ‘minimalist music.’ Glass’ score delves into original Egyptian religious hymns in its attempt to paint a stunningly accurate portrait of Ancient Egyptian beliefs and customs.

    After a hugely successful presentation of Glass’ Satyagraha in New York City, co-founder of Improbable Theatre Phelim McDermott is returning to America as the director of this musical.

    The Story

    Following the death of his father Amenhotep the Third, Akhenaten rises to the Egyptian throne. The coronation is marked by jubilation and joy, depicted in the orchestra by emphatic chorus signing and juggling acts. After his ascension, the young pharaoh begins to talk of shifting the Egyptian civilization from a fundamentally polytheistic society to a monotheistic one. As with most attempts at theological revolutions, Akhenaten’s new ideas invite public outrage and disgust. The pharaoh is eventually overthrown by one of his own priests. It becomes quite clear that the orchestra does not restrict itself to a single discernable storyline. In fact, it is a collection of vignettes woven together into a meta-narrative in characteristic Philip Glass fashion.

    Good For

    Fans of Philip Glass | Lovers of Musicals | History Buffs

    Critics Review

    “Stage pictures are painted with balletic poise in this revival of Phelim McDermott’s inventive production." - The Guardian

    “Philip Glass’s flight into Egypt is a slow, sensuous and glittering opera.” - Evening Standard

    Cancellation Policy

    These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

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    Show Details

    Opening: 8 Nov, 2019
    End: 7 Dec, 2019

    Show Timings

    8, 15, 30 Nov 8 PM
    12 & 19 Nov, 4 Dec 7:30 PM
    23 Nov, 7 Dec 1 PM

    Duration
    3hrs 21min, including two intermissions

    Cast
    Anthony Roth Costanzo as Akhnaten
    J’Nai Bridges as Nefertiti
    Aaron Blake as the High Priest of Amon
    Will Liverman as Horemhab
    Dísella Lárusdóttir as Queen Tye

    Composed By
    Philip Glass

    Produced By
    Phelim McDermott

    Set and Production Design By
    Tom Pye

    Choreographed By
    Sean Gandini

    Additional Information

    Photography and recording devices are strictly prohibited during the performance.

    Audience
    The show contains adult themes and nudity, it is recommended only for adults.

    Availability
    Wheelchair Accessible
    In-House Bar
    Coat Check

    Seating
    The MET Opera has a seating capacity of 3,800

    Outside Food
    Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District

    Dress Code
    Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

    You will receive your tickets along with your email confirmation shortly. You need to print the same and display it at the ticket counter.

    Theater Address

    Metropolitan Opera House, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023, USA

    Getting There

    • By Subway: Get off at 66 St - Lincoln Center Subway Station using lines 1 or 2. The Metropolitan Opera House is just a 5-minute walk from here.
    • By Bus: Get off at Broadway/W 64 St using buses M5 or M7 or at Broadway/W 63 St using bus M104. The theatre is located across the street to the left. Alternatively, get off at Amsterdam Ave/W 62 St using bus M11. The theatre is located on the right.

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