Philip Glass (1937)

Akhnaten (1983)

opera in three acts, for soloists, choir and orchestra


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1983
    • Duration : 2 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Dunvagen Music Publishers
    • Commission: Württembergisch Staatstheater, Stuttgart
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Philip Glass, Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel et Richard Riddell d’après des sources originales : Shalom Goldman, en egyptien, arcadien, hébreux.

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 4 solo sopranos, 4 solo mezzo-sopranos, 1 solo countertenor, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo baritone, 1 solo bass voice
  • mixed choir à 4 voix
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes (also 2 oboes d'amore), 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 tuba, 3 percussionists, 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer (also 1 celesta), 1 strings [sans violons]

Creation information

  • Date : 24 March 1984
    Location :

    Württembergisch


    Performers :

    Dennis Russell Davies : direction, Staatstheater Stuttgart.