Met Opera: Akhnaten


Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines as the revolutionary Pharaoh who transformed ancient Egypt. Director Phelim McDermott, whose productions include the hugely successful Satyagraha by

Philip Glass, returns to the Met to bring this contemporary production to life, with a virtuosic company and dramatic staging that features acrobatics and juggling.

The striking soprano J’Nai Bridges makes her Met debut as Nefertiti with Karen Kamensek conducting Glass’s ritualistic and hypnotic score.


Professional musician, teacher and opera enthusiast Idris Rees will be bringing back pre- show talks around the new Opera seasons and has this to say about what's in store...  

"Finally, in this term of offerings, we have the Met production of Philip Glass’s opera “Akhnaten” the story of this pharaoh who revolutionised Egypt with his introduction of monotheism. The worship of only one God - the sun. Acrobats and jugglers have their place in this opera and we are introduced to the young Tutankhamun. The final love story is of Akhnaten and his wife Nefertiti. A glorious modern opera about a very ancient civilization to lead us into the more modern season of Christmas."

Pre-show talk in the gallery space at 5.25pm.


£16 (£15)

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