Akhnaten


Philip Glass’s epic opera about the life of revolutionary pharaoh Akhnaten.

Our latest production will be at the London Coliseum with ENO, 11 Feb – 7 Mar 2019

Tickets available HERE

Akhnaten explores the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh and forms the last of Philip Glass’s trilogy of ‘portrait’ operas in which he looks at figures from the fields of science (Einstein), politics (Gandhi) and religion (Akhnaten). The hypnotic and mesmerising score uses texts drawn from ancient hymns, prayers, letters and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian.

Our production was the first in London for 30 years, and followed our collaborations with ENO on Glass’s Satyagraha and The Perfect American. Akhnaten also saw director Phelim McDermott collaborating once again with designer Tom Pye, who created the wonderful world of Cosi fan tutte in May 2014 at ENO. Akhnaten was also performed at LA Opera in November 2016

Creative Team of ENO 2019

Karen Kamensek
Conductor

Phelim McDermott
Director

Tom Pye
Set Designer

Kevin Pollard
Costume Designer

Bruno Poet
Lighting Designer

Sean Gandini
Skills Ensemble Choreographer

Cast of ENO 2019

Anthony Roth Costanzo
Akhnaten

Katie Stevenson
Nefertiti

Rebecca Bottone
Queen Tye

James Cleverton
Horemhab

Keel Watson
Aye

Colin Judson
High Priest of Amon

Zachary James
The Scribe

Charlotte Beament
Daughter of Akhnaten

Hazel McBain
Daughter of Akhnaten

Rosie Lomas
Daughter of Akhnaten

Martha Jones
Daughter of Akhnaten

Angharad Lyddon
Daughter of Akhnaten

First performed by the ENO in March 2016, subsequently performed at LA Opera in November 2016.

Performed by Clive Bayley, Rebecca Bottone, Emma Carrington, James Cleverton, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Zachary James, Colin Judson

Production details:

Running time: 2hrs 50mins

Language: Sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian with no surtitles

Conducted by Karen Kamensek
Directed by Phelim McDermott
Designed by Tom Pye
Costume Design by Kevin Pollard
Lighting Designed by Bruno Poet
Choreography by Sean Gandini






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