Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award-winning production of ‘Akhnaten’ returns to ENO

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Following its sell-out run in 2016, Phelim McDermott’s Olivier Award-winning English National Opera (ENO) production of Philip Glass‘ epic, Akhnaten, will return to the London Coliseum for its very first revival from 11 February 2019, conducted by Karen Kamensek.

The story of the revolution of the first monotheist pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Akhnaten uses texts drawn from drawn from ancient hymns, prayers, letters and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian, without surtitles.


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Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo once again takes on the title role of the doomed pharaoh, ENO Harewood Artist Katie Stevenson takes the role of Akhnaten’s wife Nefertiti, Baritone James Cleverton returns to the role of Horemhab, Bass-baritone Keel Watson takes the role of Aye, advisor to the Pharaoh, and Colin Judson reprises his role as the High Priest of Amon.

The six Daughters of Akhnaten are sung by Charlotte Shaw, Hazel McBain, Rosie Lomas, Elizabeth Lynch, Martha Jones and Angharad Lyddon.

Joining the singers onstage, once again, are the Gandini Juggling Company, led by world renowned juggler Sean Gandini, and the creative team from Improbable Theatre Company is completed by Set Designer Tom Pye, Costume Designer Kevin Pollard and Lighting Designer Bruno Poet.



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