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ComposerGlass, Philip (b. 1937)
PeriodContemporary
Year1983
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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Glass' Akhnaten mesmerizes at The Met

J'Nai Bridges (Nefertiti), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten) and Dísella Lárusdóttir (Queen Tye) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
The third in the composer’s “portrait” trilogy finally arrives at The Met in Phelim McDermott's spectacular production. 
*****
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Mesmerising Akhnaten returns to ENO

Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten) © Jane Hobson
Philip Glass' hypnotic opera returns in Phelim McDermott's outstanding production that respects the solemn, statuesque grandeur and epic ritual of the score. 
*****
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Glass' Akhnaten at ENO

Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten) © Richard Hubert Smith
Phelim McDermott tackles Philip Glass's ancient Egypt in a production that's totally absorbing visually and aurally, with a star performance by Anthony Roth Costanzo.
*****
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Akhnaten at State Opera of South Australia

Philip Glass has always hoped his three portrait operas would be performed within the space of a week. Thirty years after he wrote Akhnaten, his dream has become reality. 
*****
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The rise and fall of a Sun God

A journey through time into Ancient Egypt with Philip Glass' Akhnaten
****1
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