Akhnaten at New Orleans Museum of Art

New Orleans Opera presents a screening of Philip Glass’s opera Akhnaten in partnership with New Orleans Museum of Art

June 11, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Lapis Center

Admission is free, but registration is required. This event is currently at capacity. Please add your name to the waitlist by clicking here.

In conjunction with the current exhibition Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Opera present a screening of Akhnaten in NOMA’s Lapis Center for the Arts.

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s modern masterpieces, with star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo as the revolutionary title ruler who transformed ancient Egypt. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott offers an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts.

FREE with reservation!

  • Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors to the Lapis Center will open at 12:30 PM with the screening beginning promptly at 1:00 PM.
  • Screening length: 3 1/2 hours including two intermissions.
  • New Orleans Museum of Art closes at 5:00 PM. Please plan to visit the special exhibition – Queen Nefertari’s Egypt, prior to the screening!


Food and beverages are available for purchase from Café NOMA, which is located next to the Lapis Center. Café NOMA offers a full lunch menu from 11:00 AM – 3:30 PM, then coffee and pastries are available from 3:30-5:00 PM. Outside food and beverages are prohibited at this program.