OPERA NIGHT WITH PAUL HERRIOTT

Anthony Roth Costanzo as Philip Glass's Akhnaten. Photo Paola Kudacki, Met Opera Image Name: Anthony Roth Costanzo as Philip Glass's Akhnaten. Photo Paola Kudacki, Met Opera Description: Anthony Roth Costanzo as Philip Glass's Akhnaten. Photo Paola Kudacki, Met Opera

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces. 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 the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus in her Met debut.RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 7th December, 7pm-10pm