The Metropolitan Opera Live: Akhnaten

Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen. 

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

The Metropolitan Opera Live: Akhnaten

Screening Times

Film Info

Karen Kamensek, US, 201 minutes

Cast Members: Anthony Roth Costanzo, Disella Larusdottir, J'Nai Bridges, Aaron Blake
Original Language: Ancient Egyptian, English, German, Hebrew, Akkadian
Producer: Phelim McDermott
Music: Philip Glass