Met Opera Live: Akhnaten (Philip Glass)
2019 / 2020 Programme

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Met Opera Live: Akhnaten (Philip Glass)
2019 / 2020 Programme

23 November 2019

Date and Time
Live: Saturday, 23 November 2019, 6:55 PM
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

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.

Adults: €18
Concessions (students u elderly): €15
Full Season Ticket for Live: €145 (discounted rate instead of €180)

  • Conductor: Karen Kamensek
    Production: Phelim McDermott
    Set Designer: Tom Pye
    Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard
    Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
    Choreographer: Sean Gandini




With the participation of
Dísella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye), J’Nai Bridges (Nefertiti), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Aaron Blake (High Priest of Amon), Will Liverman (Horemhab), Richard Bernstein (Aye), Zachary James (Amenhotep)
Creative Team
Conductor: Karen Kamensek, Production: Phelim McDermott

Ticket Information

Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

Additional Information

236 minutes