Akhnaten – The Met Live @ Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

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Akhnaten – The Met Live @ Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

November 23 @ 9:55 am - 2:30 pm

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

Anthony Roth Costanzo sings the title role of the Egyptian pharaoh who attempted to inspire his people to adopt a new religion, abandoning the worship of the old gods for that of a single deity. In her Met debut, J’Nai Bridges sings the role of Nefertiti, Akhnaten’s bride, and Dísella Lárusdóttir is Queen Tye, the pharaoh’s mother. One of the staging’s distinctive visual features is provided by the Gandini Juggling Company, whose movements are perfectly choreographed with the orchestral score. This production of Akhnaten was originally created by LA Opera, Improbable, and English National Opera, where it premiered, winning the 2017 Olivier Award for Best New Opera Production.

Estimated Run Time: 3:56

Details

Date:
November 23, 2019
Time:
9:55 am - 2:30 pm
Website:
https://icicle.org/find-events/opera/

Organizer

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
Phone:
(509) 548-6347
Email:
info@icicle.org
Website:
www.icicle.org

Other

Fee
$22 General Admission, $12 Student, $5 Youth ages 12 & under; ($24, $14 at the door),

Venue

Snowy Owl Theater at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
7409 Icicle Road Leavenworth WA 98826 Google Map
Phone:
(509) 548-6347 x1
Website:
icicle.org