Event Type:Broadcast Theatre | Opera

Cultural Area:Centre of Mediterranean Architecture

Date:Saturday, 15 Feb 2020


Events Start: 19:55


Admission: 15€

Children up to 12 years old: 10€

Students: 10€

Unemployed: 10€

Disabled: 10€


Philip Glass's Akhnaten, in a recorded transmission
from the Metropolitan Opera of New York

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of The Metropolitan Opera of New York in Chania | Akhnaten | Philip Glass | CAM | PhotoPhilip 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.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 21 mins
Met Premiere / First HD Broadcast

The opera is broadcasted with Greek and English subtitles