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Met Opera brings ancient Egypt to life in Strand broadcast

Nov 12, 2019
Photo by: Richard Hubert Smith / Met Opera Scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of "Akhnaten."

Rockland — The 2019 - 2020 Metropolitan Opera’s Live-in-HD season of broadcasts from Lincoln Center to the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., continues on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. with a simulcast of a Met Premiere: Philip Glass’s "Akhnaten." An encore broadcast will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 1 p.m.

In this new production, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo headlines American composer Philip Glass’s transcendent contemporary creation, with Karen Kamensek conducting. Phelim McDermott’s stunning production employs a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers to conjure a mystical reimagining of ancient Egypt.

The estimated run time is 3 hrs., 41 min., including two intermissions. Tickets are $27/adults, $15/students 18 and younger, and college students with ID; available at or 594-0070. Encore show tickets available day-of-show at $23/adults; $20/Strand members; $5/students 18 and younger, and college students with ID. For more information, visit, call 594-0070 or email

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