Philip Glass’ ‘Akhnaten’, an opera in three acts based on the life and religious convictions of the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, will be screened live in Sarajevo’s ‘Chamber Theater 55’ at 20:00 hrs on Saturday, November 23.
Audience will have the opportunity to watch in HD resolution live performance of the opera from the New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
The text of the opera, taken from original sources, is sung in the original languages, linked together with the commentary of a narrator in a modern language, such as English or German.
Egyptian texts of the period are taken from a poem of Akhenaten himself, from the Book of the Dead, and from extracts of decrees and letters from the Amarna period, the seventeen-year period of Akhenaten’s rule. Other portions are in Akkadian and Biblical Hebrew.
Akhnaten’s Hymn to the Sun is sung in the language of the audience.
Philip Glass is an American composer and pianist, widely regarded as one of the most influential composers of the late 20th century.