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Sat, June 11th, 2022 at 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In conjunction with the current exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Opera present a screening of Akhnaten in NOMA’s Lapis Center for the Arts. This recording is from the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning Live in HD series.

Director Phelim McDermott interprets one of composer Philip Glass’s modern masterpieces, Akhnaten—presented during the Met’s 2019–20 season. In this version, star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo plays the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott offers an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts.

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Admission is free, but registration is required. This event is currently at capacity. Please add your name to the waitlist below to be notified if additional tickets become available.


Please note: Tickets for this screening do not include admission to the museum or the exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt. If you’d like to book tickets to see the museum, we recommend reserving tickets the morning before the event, as the galleries close at 5 pm. Food and beverages are available to purchase from Café NOMA.

[Photo: Karen Almond / Met Opera]

About Queen Nefertari’s Egypt

Queen Nefertari’s Egypt brings to life the role of Nefertari and other powerful women in ancient Egypt through 230 exceptional objects, including statues, jewelry, vases, papyrus, steles, wooden coffins, and stone sarcophagi, as well as tools and various items of daily life from the artisan village of Deir-el-Medina, home to those who created the royal tombs.

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Sat, June 11th, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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