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
Conductor – Grant Gershon
Director – Phelim McDermott
Associate Director / Scenery – Julian Crouch
Costumes – Kevin Pollard
Lighting – Paule Constable
Projections – 59 Productions
Chorus Director – Grant Gershon
Helena Parke (Aerialist)
Nathan Johnston (Aerialist)
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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