First performed in 2016, Akhnaten will receive its Metropolitan Opera House debut as part of the latest season. Combining acrobatics, juggling and soaring voices, be transported to a land of pharaohs in a hypnotic, ritualistic production.
The cast of Akhnaten stars Dísella Lárusdóttir (as Queen Tye), J’Nai Bridges (as Nefertiti), Anthony Roth Costanzo (as Akhnaten), Aaron Blake (as High Priest of Amon), Will Liverman (as Horemhab), Richard Bernstein (as Aye), Zachary James (as Amenhotep, the Scribe).
Drawing on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions, be transported to an ancient world at Akhnaten as the titular pharaoh aims to reforms Egypt with the help of his wife, Nefertiti. Sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian, watch how the pharaohs cast over their spells in a long-vanished world, even with civilisations destructing.
The running time is 3 hours and 21 minutes, with two intervals of 30 minutes respectively.
Sung in Mixed with Met Titles in English, German and Spanish.
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