Philip Glass’s opera about Mahatma Gandhi.

Satyagraha at LA Opera


Presented and revived seven times in both London and New York, Philip Glass’s Satyagraha now heads to LA Opera and was Improbable’s first collaboration with ENO.

 Tickets available from the LA Opera website HERE

Performances:

  • Saturday October 20, 2018 07:30 PM
  • Saturday October 27, 2018 07:30 PM
  • Thursday November 01, 2018 07:30 PM
  • Sunday November 04, 2018 02:00 PM
  • Thursday November 08, 2018 07:30 PM
  • Sunday November 11, 2018 02:00 PM

CAST

M.K. Gandhi     – Sean Panikkar
Kasturbai          – J’Nai Bridges
Miss Schlesen   – So Young Park++
Parsi Rustomji  – Morris Robinson

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor – Grant Gershon
Director – Phelim McDermott
Associate Director / Scenery – Julian Crouch
Costumes – Kevin Pollard
Lighting –  Paule Constable
Projections –  59 Productions
Chorus Director –  Grant Gershon

SKILLS ENSEMBLE

Caroline Partridge
David Carr
Helena Parke (Aerialist)
Jack Parker
Kumar Muniandy
Lynsey Murrell
Nathan Johnston (Aerialist)
Radhika Aggarwal
Rayo Patel
Rob Thirtle
Tibu Fortes
Tina Koch (Aerialist)

Presented and revived seven times in both London and New York, Philip Glass’s Satyagraha now heads to LA Opera and was Improbable’s first collaboration with ENO. Satyagraha is the second in the composer’s landmark trilogy of ‘portrait’ operas about men who changed the world. Based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, the opera explores how the spiritual and political leader developed non-violent protest into a powerful force for change. First produced as India marked her 60th year of independence.

The Orchestra and Chorus play a pivotal role in this hauntingly beautiful and spiritual ensemble piece, which is performed in Sanskrit, the melodic language of the Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord), to which Gandhi referred daily.






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