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Akhnaten, by Philip Glass

Metropolitan Opera New York Music

The head trip of 1984 reaches the Big House. Trance music, gorgeous stage pictures, no story. The electrifying countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo parades in gold as the pharaoh Akhnaten, who worshipped the sun as the One God. The cult did not survive him. Karen Kamensek conducts, the fifth woman in history to bestride the Met podium. —M.G.

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