generously supported by Ceil and Michael Pulitzer
Philip Glass’ Akhnaten—Met Premiere
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt. Featuring Music Academy alumnus Aaron Blake (’10, ’11) as the High Priest of Amon.
Runtime approximately 3 hours, 56 minutes
Production: Phelim McDermott / Set Designer: Tom Pye / Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard / Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet / Choreographer: Sean Gandini