VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For The Met's AKHNATEN

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Watch as the cast of Philip Glass's Akhnaten, including Anthony Roth Costanzo, Disella Lárusdóttir, and members of Gandini Juggling, take part in an early rehearsal. Production: Phelim McDermott. Conductor: Karen Kamensek.

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.

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