Stream Philip Glass’ Akhnaten and Satyagraha From the Metropolitan Opera This Week

Classic Arts News   Stream Philip Glass’ Akhnaten and Satyagraha From the Metropolitan Opera This Week
 
The nightly Met Streams series continues with the two contemporary operas, Leontyne Price in La Forza del Destino, and more.
Opening night curtain call for <i>Akhnaten</i>
Opening night curtain call for Akhnaten Ken Howard/Met Opera

The upcoming weekly lineup in the Metropolitan Opera's Nightly Met Streams series includes filmed presentations of two Philip Glass operas, neither of which are usually cataloged in the New York City company's Live in HD library.

The 2019 Met premiere of Glass' Akhnaten will stream June 20, with Satyagraha available the following day. Both are part of the composer's "Portrait Trilogy," which also includes Einstein at the Beach.

READ: The Winding Career Path of Akhnaten's Zachary James From Musical Theatre to Opera, Then Back Again, Then Back…Again

The June 15–21 roster also includes a 1984 staging of La Forza del Destino, starring with Leontyne Price, which will be available for 48 hours from June 18.

<i>Hansel and Gretel </i>at The Metropolitan Opera
Hansel and Gretel at The Metropolitan Opera Ken Howard

The free streams are available starting at 7:30 PM ET each night at MetOpera.org for 23 hours each.

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Separately, the Free Student Streams program continues June 17 with Hansel and Gretel, in conjunction with the recent launch of the Met's Global Summer Camp.

June 15: Rossini’s Armida
Conducted by Riccardo Frizza; starring Renée Fleming, Lawrence Brownlee, John Osborn, Barry Banks, and Kobie van Rensburg. (Originally broadcast May 1, 2010.)

June 16: Rossini’s Semiramide
Conducted by Maurizio Benini; starring Angela Meade, Elizabeth DeShong, Javier Camarena, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Ryan Speedo Green. (Originally broadcast March 10, 2018.)

June 17: Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride
Conducted by Patrick Summers; starring Susan Graham, Plácido Domingo, and Paul Groves. (Originally broadcast February 26, 2011.)

June 18 and 19: Verdi’s La Forza del Destino
Conducted by James Levine; starring Leontyne Price, Giuseppe Giacomini, Leo Nucci, and Bonaldo Giaiotti. (Originally broadcast March 24, 1984.)

June 20: Philip Glass’s Akhnaten
Conducted by Karen Kamensek; starring Dísella Lárusdóttir, J'Nai Bridges, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Richard Bernstein, Zachary James. (Originally broadcast November 23, 2019.)

June 21: Philip Glass’s Satyagraha
Conducted by Dante Anzolini; starring Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, and Alfred Walker. (Originally broadcast November 19, 2011.)

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