Great Performances at the Met: Akhnaten

In a Great Performances at the Met Season 14 stand-out, Anthony Roth Costanzo portrayed an Egyptian Pharoah's rise to the throne in Philip Glass' visionary masterpiece, Akhnaten.

Akhnaten is the final part of Glass’ Portrait Trilogy. Conceived in 1975, the trilogy eventually focused on three influential historical figures: Albert Einstein (Einstein on the Beach), Mahatma Gandhi (Satyagraha) and Amenhotep IV, who renamed himself Akhnaten.

  • I was channel surfing one afternoon and happened upon this, and it piqued my interest. I was mesmerized, totally blown away. Never seen anything like it, and I’ve seen a lot of things in my time.

    – Carol T., via Facebook
  • Just approx 35mins in, but WOW!!! The outrageously wonderful production design, the hypnotic music… just WOW!!! #thankyou

    – Noah S.

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