The Metropolitan Opera Live: Akhnaten

Stage on Screen


The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Sat, Nov 23, 2019 11:00 AM
The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Tue, Dec 3, 2019 7:00 PM
Film Info
Series:Stage on Screen
Run Time:210 min
Original Language:Ancient Egyptian, English, German, Hebrew, Akkadian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Karen Kamensek
Cast Members:Anthony Roth Costanzo, Disella Larusdottir, J'Nai Bridges, Aaron Blake
Producer:Phelim McDermott
Music:Philip Glass


Stage on Screen is The Roxy’s ongoing series of the world’s greatest contemporary theatrical performances, from the Metropolitan Opera to London’s National Theatre to the Bolshoi Ballet and beyond, projected on the big screen. 

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.

Please note:

While the stage production of Akhnaten contains some full-frontal nudity, the Live in HD transmission of the opera on November 23 will include some additional costuming elements and there will be no nudity.

Akhnaten is being performed with select subtitles only. The subtitles will set up the scene about to be performed.  Certain vocal performances will also feature subtitles.