English National Opera - Akhnaten Reviews
7 July 2020
Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten)
Katie Stevenson (Nefertiti), Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Rebecca Bottone (Queen Tye)
Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten), Gandini Jugglers
Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten)
Zachary James (Narrator), Gandini Jugglers

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No. of reviews: 12

In terms of musical and singing performances it was right on the mark
14 Mar 19 / Opera Journal
One of the best things ENO has done for ages
20 Feb 19 / Express
ENO’s Akhnaten a mesmerising revival of Philip Glass opera
14 Feb 19 / Gay Times
The casting of this production is superb
14 Feb 19 / Opera Today
Phelim McDermott’s production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten makes a welcome return to the Coliseum
13 Feb 19 / Classical Source
Philip Glass’s flight into Egypt is a slow, sensuous and glittering opera
13 Feb 19 / Evening Standard
Glass's pharaoh casts his spell once more
13 Feb 19 / The Guardian
Fabulously beautiful staging of a decidedly pretentious opera
13 Feb 19 / Telegraph
ENO’s triumphant Akhnaten revival shrouds audiences in minimalism and provides balm
13 Feb 19 / Seen and Heard
A visually extraordinary staging
13 Feb 19 / The Stage
Mesmerising Akhnaten returns to ENO
13 Feb 19 / Bachtrack
A meditation on the distant past
13 Feb 19 / Mark Ronan's Theatre Reviews
Behold, the naked Pharaoh: singing Philip Glass's Akhnaten
You need more than a good voice to sing the countertenor role of the sun-worshipping Egyptian leader. But it’s changed Anthony Roth Costanzo's life
Production details
Costanzo, Stevenson, Bottone, Cleverton, Judson, Watson, James
(c) Kamensek (d) McDermott
Performance dates
11, 15, 21, 23, 28 February, 2, 7 March 2019
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