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Akhnaten

Philip Glass

Akhnaten

an opera in three acts

by Philip Glass

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Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Theodore Presser in (s.l.), Bryn Mawr, Pa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementlibretto by Philip Glass in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel, Richard Riddell and Jerome Robbins; vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman; edited by Robert T. Jones.
ContributionsGoldman, Shalom., Israel, Robert., Riddell, Richard., Robbins, Jerome., Jones, Robert T.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13818389M

  Directed by Gary Halvorson. With Karen Kamensek, Joyce DiDonato, Zachary James, Aaron Blake. Pharaoh Akhnaten introduces monotheism before his people - and the priests - are ready/10(47). McDermott treats “Akhnaten” as a quirky ritual, which it somewhat is. The libretto is a collaboration of historical documents read by a narrator, the Scribe, and sung texts in biblical Hebrew.

The melancholy opera Akhnaten, with its oracular texts and elegantly cool music by Philip Glass, seems an unlikely candidate for a gala performance at that temple of excess the Metropolitan Opera. The Great Hymn to the Aten is the longest of a number of hymn-poems written to the sun-disk deity ed in the middle of the 14th century BC, it is varyingly attributed to the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh Akhenaten or his courtiers, depending on the version, who radically changed traditional forms of Egyptian religion by replacing them with Atenism.. The hymn-poem provides a glimpse of the.

He then describes the restoration of Amun's temple by Akhnaten's son Tutenkhamun. The Prelude music grows stronger and the scene is moved to present-day Egypt, to the ruins of Amarna, the former capital Akhet-Aton. The Narrator appears as a modern tourist guide and speaks a text from a guide book, describing the ruins.   Akhnaten has almost achieved classic status now, but it still delivers the haunting impact that made its British premiere, 34 years ago, one of English National Opera’s most memorable nights.


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Books shelved as akhenaten: Nefertiti by Michelle Moran, Pillar of Fire by Judith Tarr, The Egyptian by Mika Waltari, I, the Sun by Janet E. Morris, and. 18 rows  Akhnaten is an opera in three acts based on the life and religious convictions of the Based on: the life of the pharaoh Akhenaten.

Akhenaten married the noblewoman Nefertiti about the time he became pharaoh, in BCE. Nefertiti was a powerful queen who helped Akhenaten transform the Egyptian religious landscape. Together they had at least six daughters. Although it is unclear whether Akhenaten’s son. An ambitious and exceptionally Akhnaten book and accessible book, Akhenaten is a work only Mahfouz could render so elegantly, so irresistibly.

Books with Buzz Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction. Explore more Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the Cited by: 1. He shows that even the Ten Commandments betray the direct influence of Spell in the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Moses and Akhenaten provides a radical challenge to long-standing beliefs concerning the origin of Semitic religion and the puzzle of Akhenaten's deviation from ancient Egyptian tradition.

In fact, if Osman's contentions are /5(74). Year 1 of Akhnaten’s reign. Thebes. Funeral of Amenhotep III. The opera begins with the death of Amenhotep III.

We see him first revealed both as a corpse and as a ghostly figure, reciting words taken from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. During the ceremony we see a sacred ritual performed in which the body’s organs are carefully taken out.

Phelim McDermott‘s Olivier Award-winning production of Philip Glass‘s Akhnaten returns to ENO for its first revival, following its sell-out run in Akhnaten is a mesmerising work whose text draws on ancient hymns, prayers and inscriptions sung in their original Egyptian, Hebrew and Akkadian.

The opera’s unique mood will transport you to the ancient world through music that combines. (The following orchestral section introduces Akhnaten, Queen Tye and a small party of followers, Aten priests, soldiers, etc, of the new order.

After surrounding the temple, Atenists, led by Akhnaten and Queen Tye, attack it. Here we see Akhnaten for the first time as the rebel he was, venting his hatred if the old order on the Amon temple. The stage production of Akhnaten contains some full-frontal nudity. Please note that the Live in HD transmission of the opera on November 23 will include some additional costuming elements, and there will be no nudity.

This production was originally created by English National Opera and LA Opera. Akhnaten () has a focus on religion; Satyagraha () tackles politics; Einstein on the Beach (), science. The mesmerising opera uses texts from ancient scripts such as The book of the Dead to drive the story forward.

Like Satyagraha (sung in Sanskrit), Akhnaten makes use of obscure language; in this case Hebrew, Egyptian and Akkadian. Email Signup. Find The Metropolitan Opera on Facebook (opens new window) Find The Metropolitan Opera on Twitter (opens new window) Find The Metropolitan Opera on Instagram (opens new window).

This book is, in fact, a fascinating study on how different times and cultures have viewed Akhenaten, and their own biases for the way they view him and the ways they attempt to use him. I read this book at the recommendation of Dr. Aidan Dodson, and I thank him for pointing me to it/5(6). Akhenaten: Egypt's False Prophet is an easy to read book.

Reeves writes well for the general public, and the book is beautifully presented with lots of illustrations and photos, though the vast majority are i This review is going to be long and probably has a "my feelings, let me show you them" vibe/5.

Akhnaten is one of Philip Glass’s three large-scale operas based on a “big idea,” in this case monotheism, following Einstein on the Beach, which dealt with new notions of time and space, and Satyagraha, which explored the spiritual and political revelation of non-violence.

He shows that even the Ten Commandments betray the direct influence of Spell in the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Moses and Akhenaten provides a radical challenge to long-standing beliefs concerning the origin of Semitic religion and the puzzle of Akhenaten's deviation from ancient Egyptian tradition.

In fact, if Osman's contentions are Released on: Octo   Of Philip Glass’s many, many operas — 30 or so, depending on how you count — “Akhnaten” may be the most ritualistic and mystical. With the subdued, undulating opening of the long Author: Anthony Tommasini. The plot loosely tracks the life of Akhnaten, an 18th Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, who ruled for 17 years.

The husband of Nefertiti and the father of King Tutankhamun, Akhnaten is perhaps best known. "Phillip Glass Notes: Akhnaten marks the culmination and conclusion of a lengthy period in my compositional life. It completes the trilogy of “portrait” operas I began in with Einstein on the Beach (in collaboration with Robert Wilson) and continued in with Satyagraha (whose libretto was a joint effort by me and the writer Constance de Jong, with the assistance of designer Robert /5.

Akhnaten is an opera in three acts based on the life and religious convictions of the pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), written by the American minimalist composer Philip Glass in World premiere of the work was on Ma at the Stuttgart State Opera and Akhnaten.

In Akhnaten, he cut out violins, giving the orchestra a low, coppery timbre that puts some extra sheen on the voices. Throughout the trilogy, he indulges in a lot of historical selectivity for the.

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