Akhnaten @ MET

Last Saturday I went with my father to watch the gorgeous Phelim McDermott's staging of the great Philip GlassAkhnaten opera (sadly, in a movie theater, and not in the MET).

It has been such a great experience - I could talk wonders about it for hours, but I think "gorgeous" is actually the best word to describe it. In case you are wondering, "Magnificent" is a close second.
If you have no idea what I'm talking about, feel free to watch the trailer and regret you didn't attend!

Without detracting from the (obviously) wonderful music and from the (impressive) talent of the interpreters, what really amazed us were the visuals - and especially costumes and makeup. That's why my father decided to feed me some of this material to see what i could come up with.

I spent my last week churning images in order to achieve those results. I had been fed with some images of the opera, as well as some ancient papyrus and ancient Egyptian artworks from the collections of the Museo Egizio di Torino and of the Neue Museum in Berlin.

I hope you'll like this small tribute to one of the best production of the year! (hoping that Einstein on the beach will follow soon)

Here you can find some more info about the opera



The Coronation of Akhnaten
The Coronation of Akhnaten
Portrait of Anthony Roth Costanzo as Akhnaten
Portrait of Anthony Roth Costanzo as Akhnaten
Hymn
Hymn
I will make the City of the Horizon
I will make the City of the Horizon
Akhnaten and Nefertiti
Akhnaten and Nefertiti
He goes to the sky
He goes to the sky
Queen Tye mourns the death of Amenhotep III
Queen Tye mourns the death of Amenhotep III