About This Show

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.

Show Details

Running Time: 3hr 30min (2 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: November 9, 2019 Final Performance: December 7, 2019

Theatermania Review

| | November 20, 2019
Director Phelim McDermott stages a grand revival of the Philip Glass opera.

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Final performance: May 25, 2024