Akhnaten is exciting because it has a percussive, rhythmic, ritualistic feel to it.
–Phelim McDermott, Director
November 23, 2019 1:00pm
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.
Adults $20, Members $2, Students $16
Lake Placid Center for the Arts
17 Algonquin Drive
Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone: (518) 523-2512