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MET Live in HD: AKHNATEN

Sunday, January 12, 2pm | Performing Arts Center SLO

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Aten, the sun god, is glorified by Akhnaten, his wife Nefertiti, and Queen Tye, his mother. As the trio makes its pronouncement at the window, the sun rises behind them. Akhnaten and Queen Tye begin to make the changes that he has promised. He leads a revolt to banish the old religion and replace it with his own.

Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is Akhnaten with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as Nefertiti. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers.

Akhnaten is being performed with select subtitles only. The subtitles will set up the scene about to be performed. Certain vocal performances will also feature subtitles.

ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 21 MINS, 2 intermissions

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