I am super excited to join the viola section of the LA Opera Orchestra in their production of Akhnaten. This opera is scored without violins so it should be very dark and extremely awesome. For more information, click HERE!
In ancient Egypt, Akhnaten ascends to the throne along with his bride Nefertiti. He has a vision for his people, a vision that abandons the worship of many gods for just one: the Sun God who reigns supreme. Akhnaten’s bold attempt to alter the course of history with a single revolutionary idea ultimately leads to his violent overthrow.
The powerful, mesmerizing score by Philip Glass is filled with driving rhythms and exquisite choral harmonies. Akhnaten comes to Los Angeles in an all-new production by renowned director Phelim McDermott, led by the brilliant young conductor Matthew Aucoin, LA Opera’s new Artist in Residence.
“A gloriously coloured eye-catching affair.” – The Guardian