The opera explores the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh, and forms the last of Philip Glass's trilogy of 'portrait' operas in which he looks at figures from the fields of science (Einstein), politics (Gandhi) and religion (Akhnaten). This hypnotically mesmerising work uses texts drawn from ancient hymns, prayers, letters and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian.
Archive :: production:T1959196742, opera or operetta:S1552538813, venue:V376
Sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian with no surtitles. Please be aware that this production contains some full-frontal nudity which may not be suitable for young audiences.