TORRINGTON — The 2019-20 season of The Met: Live in HD continues at the Warner Theatre on Nov. 23 with the Met premiere of Philip Glass’s “Akhnaten” at 12:55 p.m. in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
A complimentary 45 minute pre-opera lecture by Nunzio DeFilippis will be offered in the Studio Theatre Lobby two hours before the broadcast, sponsored by Land Rover Hartford.
Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of “Satyagraha.”
Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti.
To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.
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