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Opera Breakfast Series: Akhnaten
Opera Breakfast Series: Akhnaten

Sat, Nov 23


Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous

Opera Breakfast Series: Akhnaten

Lecturer Desirée Mays discusses Philip Glass’s Akhnaten scheduled for broadcast at the Lensic that morning at 11:00 am. The cost of the lecture is $5.00 and an array of coffees, teas and pastries may be purchased from 8:00 am at Iconik Coffee shop.

Date, Time & Location

Nov 23, 2019, 9:30 AM

Collected Works Bookstore and Coffeehous, 202 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM, USA

About the Event

The Met: Live in HD - Akhnaten at the Lensic, tickets available here

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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