The ENO bring Phillip Glass' phenomenal opera back to London
Divine ruler of Egypt, husband to Nefertiti, father of a new religion. Akhnaten decrees that the sun god rules supreme, and the old gods must be banished from their temples. But, instead, his people turn upon their Pharaoh as a traitor. Akhnaten must die. Will his new faith live on? One man's ideas can change the course of history. But at what cost? This is the question posed by Akhnaten. Unseen in London for 30 years, it takes to the stage of the London Coliseum in 2016 to spellbind audiences once more. The last part of Phillip Glass' trilogy of Portrait operas, this mesmerising work uses texts drawn from ancient hymns, prayers, letters and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian. With direction coming from Phelim McDermott of the Improbable theatre company, this new production from the ENO will be a spectacular staging unlike anything you've ever seen before. ★★★★★ – The Stage ★★★★☆ – The Guardian ★★★★☆ – Daily Express ★★★★☆ – Londonist ★★★★☆ – The Independent ★★★★☆ – Whats On Stage Runtime: 2 hours 50 minutes including two intervals. No surtitles. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket prices for Akhnaten are inclusive of booking fees: YPlan will not charge you any additional amounts for your tickets. When booking tickets, you can pick your seat from the seatmap once you've selected a date. For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Your patience and understanding is appreciated while these take place. Valid ID required for ticket collection. Theatre ticket sales are final and bookings cannot be amended, exchanged or refunded (unless of course the performance is cancelled). All listed offers are subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time.
"Superb singing and breath-taking theatrical moments."