Akhnaten, English National Opera, March 2023

Open are the double doors of the horizon/ Unlocked are its bolts.

Thus intones the Scribe at the start of Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten about an extraordinary king of Egypt. The staging starts with the funeral of his father Amenhotep III, and the transfer of power. It ends with modern archaeologists examining ancient fragments, and a guide showing tourists the new city founded by Akhnaten. My review in The Article.

One Response to “Akhnaten, English National Opera, March 2023”

  1. Nicholas says:

    Just as wonderful in its second revival as on its first two outings, and with an all but full house a complete vindication of ENO’s work

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