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Akhnaten

Composer:
Philip Glass
Original Language:
English, Ancient Egyptian, Akkadian and Biblical Hebrew
Librettist:
Philip Glass in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddel
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Notes:

Libretto drawn from original documents of the Armarna period in their original languages

Time:
1374-1358 B.C.
Place:
Egypt
Role Voice Part Classification
Queen Tye Soprano L
Nefertiti Contralto L
Akhnaten Countertenor L
Horemhab Baritone F
Pharoah Baritone F
Amenhotep Actor F
Amon Tenor S
Aye Bass S
Six women's voices B
Eight men's voices CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB