Music by Philip Glass; Libretto in association with Sahlom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddell

Akhnaten

Behold, the power of the Pharaoh.

11 Mar–5 Apr 2023

Priority Booking Dates

Supporters:
From 04 May at 12.00

ENO Friends:
Gold and Platinum Friends from 10 May at 12.00
Bronze and Silver Friends from 13 May at 12.00

Access Scheme members:
From 16 May at 12.00

Public Booking:
Opens on 24 May at 12.00

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Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten returns to the ENO, following sell-out runs at the London Coliseum.

Akhnaten is a mesmerising work whose text draws on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian. The opera’s unique mood transports audiences to this ancient world through Glass’s music (conducted by the returning Karen Kamensek) that combines his characteristic minimalist voice with stylised movement and choreographed juggling to visualise the rhythms of his score.

A mesmerising spectacle, Akhnaten tells the story of one of the world’s most influential figures – the Pharaoh Akhnaten, the first Pharaoh to switch from worshipping a pantheon of gods to just one: the Sun.

Award-winning countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo returns to the title role, alongside Chrystal E. Williams as Nefertiti, Haegee Lee as Queen Tye, Keel Watson returning to the role of Aye and Zachary James returning to the role of Scribe.

The true sun god returns to the London Coliseum – book your opera tickets now for Philip Glass’s Akhnaten.

Co-production with LA Opera. Collaboration with Improbable.

'Visually extraordinary staging'

The Stage

'Sensuous and glittering'

The Standard

'This is pure magic’

Culture Whisper

'A mesmerising spectacle'

The Arts Desk

Priority Booking Dates

Supporters:
From 04 May at 12.00

ENO Friends:
Gold and Platinum Friends from 10 May at 12.00
Bronze and Silver Friends from 13 May at 12.00

Access Scheme members:
From 16 May at 12.00

Public Booking:
Opens on 24 May at 12.00

Book now
8 Evening Performances Remaining
1 Matinee Performance Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 55mins

We offer opera tickets at a range of affordable prices.
Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Language
Sung in Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian with no surtitles.

Please be aware that this production contains some adult content which may not be suitable for young audiences.

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

Discover Akhnaten

Creative Team

Karen Kamensek

Conductor

Phelim McDermott

Director

Tom Pye

Set Designer

Kevin Pollard

Costume Designer

Bruno Poet

Lighting Designer

Sean Gandini

Choreographer

Cast

Anthony Roth Costanzo

Akhnaten

Chrystal E. Williams

Nefertiti

Haegee Lee

Queen Tye

Benson Wilson

Horemhab

Keel Watson

Aye

Paul Curievici

High Priest of Amon

Zachary James

Scribe

Ellie Neate

Daughter 1

Isabelle Peters

Daughter 2

Ella Taylor

Daughter 3

Felicity Buckland

Daughter 4

Sinead O’Kelly

Daughter 5

Lauren Young

Daughter 6