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PHILIP GLASS

Akhnaten

“One Maker Of All Existences”

Her Majesty's Theatre

05 Aug - 19 Aug 2014
Season Closed

Just as Akhnaten immersed himself in the white light of the Ten to exclusion of other deities, so we find ourselves immersed in the subtle hues of the key of A minor, with few excursions beyond it. Here, also, moments take ages. This is not a fast flight via modern down the Nile, taking in every reed, animal, bird, and undulating ripple along the way. The effect is both hypnotic and exhilarating.

REVIEWS

"Here is an operatic venture deserving of the highest praise and capable of success on an international level"

Limelight Brett Allen-Bayes

"This is a monumental achievement for State Opera SA, and for Warren in particular; it would be perfect as a festival piece and deserves all the accolades it has been given"

Dance Australia Maggie Tonkin

Conductor
Timothy Sexton
Director & Choreographer
Leigh Warren
Designer
Mary Moore
Lighting Designer
Geoff Cobham

Akhnaten
Tobias Cole
Nefertiti
Cherie Boogaart
Queen Tye
Deborah Caddy
Horemhab
Andrew Turner
Aye
Robert England
High Priest Amon / Scribe
Adam Goodburn
with

State Opera Chorus
Leigh Warren Dancers
Adelaide Art Orchestra