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    Travel to Ancient Egypt with Phelim McDermott’s dazzling production of Philip Glass’s opera, performed by the English National Opera.

    Philip Glass’ Egyptian epic returns

    Be transported to Ancient Egypt with the English National Opera, as composer Philip Glass’ mesmerising Akhnaten returns to the London Coliseum.

    Composer Glass’ Akhnaten opera tells the story of the Pharaoh Akhnaten, who was the first Ancient Egyptian leader to move from worshipping multiple gods to just one - the Sun. This dazzling opera tells his story with inspiration from ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions, which are sung in their original Hebrew, Egyptian and Akkadian.

    Director Phelim McDermott’s (ENO: Satyagraha; Così fan tutte) production of Akhnaten is hugely acclaimed, and has previously played the London Coliseum to sold-out audiences. Glass’ distinctive music, in a minimalist style, is conducted by Karen Kamensek in this co-production with LA Opera and Improbable.

    The Akhnaten London cast includes Anthony Roth Costanzo (returning to the title role), Crystal E. Williams as Nefertiti, Haegee Lee as Queen Tye, Keel Watson as Aye and Zachary James as Scribe.

    Book Akhnaten tickets and experience the sun god’s spectacular return to London.

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    Performance dates:
    21 Mar 2023 - 05 Apr 2023
    Running time:
    2 hours 55 minutes
    London Coliseum (See map)
    Age recommendation:
    Best for age 12+
    Audience Notes:
    This production is sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian with no surtitles, and contains some adult content which may be unsuitable for younger audiences.

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    Latest Audience Reviews

    2 intervals help as this is long BUT by god is a visual feast to the eye and the score is superb.... More

    barrythompson1 19 Mar 2023

    A truly unique and memorable experience. It unfolds like a painting coming to life on the stage.

    randomchorus 12 Mar 2023

    Play was under my expectations. Very slow, wasn't many actions and stage was really poor.

    Risto 12 Mar 2023

    What a stunning opera by Phillip Glass. Its beautiful to look at and the costumes were amazing. I... More

    barrythompson1 12 Feb 2019
    marcoh1 19 Mar 2023
    howardc4 19 Mar 2023
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