- Start: Tuesday 26 November - 13:00
- Auditorium: Great Hall
COMPOSER: Philip Glass
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.
CONDUCTOR: Karen Kamensek
CAST: 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 III)
Sung in a variety of languages including Ancient Egyptian, Biblical Hebrew and Akkadian
Running time: approx. 221 mins (inc. 2 intervals)