Metropolitan Opera 2019-20 Season: Akhnaten


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.

Performance Times

Duration: 211 mins

Director: Phelim McDermott


BBFC Classification: 12A - Suitable for 12 years and over

Cast: Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, Zachary James, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dísella Lárusdóttir, J'Nai Bridges, Aaron Blake