Met Opera Live in HD 2019-20 Preview: Anthony Roth Costanzo Stars in Philip Glass’ ‘Akhnaten’

By David Salazar
(Credit: Karen Almond / Met Opera)

The Met Opera’s Live in HD series for the 2019-20 season continues this Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 with a transmission of Philip Glass’ “Akhnaten.”

The broadcast, which kicks off 12:55 p.m. Eastern time and is set to end a little past 4 p.m. local time. It will star Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, J’Nai Bridges, Zachary James, and Richard Bernstein. Karen Kamensek conducts.

This is the second Live in HD broadcast for Costanzo after his appearance in “The Enchanted Island.” Lárusdóttir will be singing in her fourth such simulcast following appearances in “Francesca da Rimini,” “Rusalka,” and “Marnie;” Liverman also appeared in “Marnie,” his first and only HD appearance to date. This will be the Live in HD debut for Kamensek, Bridges, James, Bernstein, and Blake.

Find out which theaters in your local area are transmitting the simulcast by clicking here.

This is the fourth Live in HD transmission of the season. It will be followed “Wozzeck” on Jan. 11, 2020, “Porgy and Bess” on Feb. 1, “Agrippina” on Feb. 29, “Der Fliegende Holländer” on March 14, “Tosca” on April 11, and “Maria Stuarda” on May 9, 2020.