BBC: From the Met – Philip Glass’s Akhnaten

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000c2s1

From New York, today’s Met opera: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, with countertenor Anthony Roth Constanzo as the Egyptian pharaoh who worshipped the Sun, revolutionising his kingdom’s ancient religious practices, with tragic consequences for him and his family. Sung in original languages in a text put together by the composer and writers, with a narration in English. It’s the third and last of Glass’s so-called biographical operas together with Einstein on the Beach, on Einstein, and Satyagraha, on Ghandi. Karen Kamensek, a Glass specialist, conducts the chorus and orchestra of the New York Metropolitan Opera House.

Akhnaten by Philip Glass – opera in 3 acts

Queen Tye…..Disella Larusdottir (Soprano) 
Nefertiti…..J’nai Bridges (Mezzo-soprano) 
Akhnaten…..Anthony Roth Constanzo (Countertenor) 
High Priest…..Aaron Blake (Tenor) 
Horemhab…..Will Liverman (Baritone) 
Aye…..Richard Bernstein (Bass) 
Amenhotep III…..Zachary James (Bass) 
Bekhataten…..Lindsay Ohse (Soprano) 
Meretaten…..Karen-chia-ling Ho (Soprano) 
Maketaten…..Chrystal E Williams (Mezzo-soprano) 
Ankhesepaaten…..Annie Rosen (Mezzo-soprano) 
Neferneferuaten…..Olivia Vote (Mezzo-soprano) 
Sotopenre…..Suzanne Hendrix (Mezzo-soprano) 

New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra 
New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
Karen Kamensek (Conductor)

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