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. 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.Performers Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Katie Stevenson (Nefertiti), Rebecca Bottone (Queen Tye), James Cleverton (Horemhab), Keel Watson (Aye), Colin Judson (High Priest of Amon), Zachary James (The Scribe), Charlotte Beament (Daughter of Akhnaten), Hazel McBain (Daughter of Akhnaten), Rosie Lomas (Daughter of Akhnaten), Martha Jones (Daughter orf Akhnaten), Angharad Lyddon (Daughter of Akhnaten).
Music Philip Glass. Producer English National Opera. Producer LA Opera. Producer Improbable. Conductor Karen Kamensek. Director Phelim McDermott. Design Tom Pye. Costume Kevin Pollard. Lighting Bruno Poet. Choreographer Sean Gandini (Skills Ensemble Choreographer).