#121: Akhnaten-The Undead

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The third in a trilogy of operas by Philip Glass, "Akhnaten" is an enigmatic work based on the life of the pharaoh Aknaten and surviving texts from his reign. Like its predecessors, "Einstein on the Beach" and "Satyagraha," it deals with a man whose ideas changed the world. This program presents an hour-long suite of excerpts from this colorful and surprising score. Dennis Russel Davies conducts the Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and Paul Esswood is the featured soloist.