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Akhnaten Tickets

5 (2) · Opera & Ballet

Phelim McDermott‘s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass‘s Akhnaten returns to the ENO

Tickets from £42


Akhnaten is a mesmerising work whose text draws on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian. The opera’s unique mood transports audiences to this ancient world through Glass’s music (conducted by the returning Karen Kamensek) that combines his characteristic minimalist voice with stylised movement and choreographed juggling to visualise the rhythms of his score.

A mesmerising spectacle, Akhnaten tells the story of one of the world’s most influential figures – the Pharaoh Akhnaten, the first Pharaoh to switch from worshipping a pantheon of gods to just one: the Sun.

Award-winning countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returns to the title role, alongside Chrystal E. Williams as Nefertiti, Haegee Lee as Queen Tye, Keel Watson returning to the role of Aye and Zachary James returning to the role of Scribe.

Sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian with no surtitles.

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

Critic reviews

Visually stunning with some creative and impressive staging, the revival of Akhnaten is incredibly well-performed and fans of Glass won’t be disappointed

· A Younger Theatre (From 2019 run)

Superb performances all over the park on and off stage

· Londonist (From 2019 run)

Philip Glass’s flight into Egypt is a slow, sensuous and glittering opera

· Evening Standard (From 2019 run)

Phelim McDermott’s visually extraordinary staging matches the hypnotic quality of Philip Glass’ score

· The Stage (From 2019 run)

Tickets from £42


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Date & time

Opening 11 Mar
Sat 11 Mar - Wed 5 Apr 2023
2.30pm 6.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 55 mins


St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London, UK · Get Directions

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