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Phillip Glass Akhnaten

  • Dates: November 20, 2019
  • Location: Highlands Performing Arts Center
  • Address: 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Time: 12:55 PM
  • Price: Adults: $26.00 Members (MET and PAC): $22.00
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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.