Met Live in HD: Akhnaten
Live Broadcasts | 11/23/2019 | 12:55PM
Subscription Pricing (Reserved Seats for all performances):
$162.00 Student, $207.00 Senior, $225.00 Adult
Run Time: 3 hours, 56 minutes
Pre-Opera Lecture: Tim Snider
Approximate intermission times: 1:50PM and 3:25PM
Approximate end time: 4:50PM
Live Performance Broadcast
Sung in: Mixed
Please note, this production may contain full-frontal nudity.
Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’ 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.
Please join us for a complimentary pre-opera lecture in The Paramount Theater Auditorium at 12:00PM. The lecture for Akhnaten will be conducted by Tim Snider, attorney and host of WTJU’s Sunday Opera Matinee.
Image credits: Richard Hubert Smith / English National Opera
Production a gift of the Rosalie J. Coe Weir Endowment Fund
Additional funding from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, Ph.D. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund, Dominique Laffont, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Endowment Fund, and the National Endowment for the Arts
About the Met Live in HD:
In December 2006, The Metropolitan Opera launched The Met Live in HD, a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in movie theaters around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to ten in the 2014-15 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents. The Live in HD performances are later also shown on public television, and a number of them have been released on DVD. In partnership with the New York City Department of Education and the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the Met has developed a nationwide program for students to attend Live in HD transmissions for free in their schools. The Paramount began broadcasting during the 2008-09 season and is pleased to continue to present this series for the community.