The Times: Akhnaten at London Coliseum
The Stage: Philip Glass’ Akhnaten review at the Coliseum, London – ‘mesmerising’
The Arts Desk: Akhnaten, Mindfulness meets magic in this outstanding fusion of music and movement
Evening Standard: Akhnaten, Hypnotic vision with flashes of weird wonder… and lots of camp
The Guardian: Akhnaten review – a gloriously coloured eye-catching affair
MusicOMH: She and her players also found moments of individual beauty in Glass’ tightly controlled score.
The Independent: Akhnaten, review: Superb singing and breath-taking theatrical moments
A Younger Theatre: Akhnaten, London Coliseum
What’s On Stage: Akhnaten Thirty years after staging its UK premiere, ENO returns to Philip Glass’s Pharaoh opera
Financial Times: “Juggling and Nudity”
4 thoughts on “ENO’s Akhnaten: In Review”
Here is my wishlist :
Einstein in Paris (already broadcast), Satyagraha at the MET (already broadcast) and Akhnaten in London, all in one dvd set. The complete trilogy. Cause among all the Glass’ fans only a few are able to see a live performance. And it’s a shame.Please OMM make it possible.
OMM always has everything in mind. If the Met or Paris were able to be released commercially they would be. On the other hand I dont think Akhnaten is being filmed. But for those who like the production itll be in Los Angeles next fall.
I went to a performance of Akhnaten at the London Coliseum last night. Excellent production, set and costumes! I’ve listened to the original Sony recording many times.
In 2010 I went to a performance of Satyagraha and 2013, UK premiere opening night of The Perfect American.
I hope a new recording of Akhnaten on CD will be released one day.
Easily the best reviewed performance of a Glass opera I’ve seen. And it’s deserved – it’s an absolutely cracking production.
BBC Radio 3 are broadcasting is towards the end of the month, I think.