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SATYAGRAHA

Philip Glass's inspirational opera of social change in a visually spectecular production

Philip Glass’s 20th-century masterpiece is an inspirational retelling of Gandhi’s formative philosophical experiences as a young man in South Africa. The minimalist score, sung in Sanskrit, features lyrics drawn from the Bhagavad Gita. Phelim McDermott’s visually extravagant production uses large-scale puppetry, acrobatics, and supertitles to create a moving, life-affirming theatrical experience. Richard Croft portrays Gandhi, a role he first sang to critical acclaim in the 2008 Met premiere of the work. The cast also includes Rachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, and Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji. Contemporary music specialist Dante Anzolini conducts.

Composer
Philip Glass
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Dante Anzolini
Singers
Alfred Walker, Kim Josephson, Richard Croft, Rachelle Durkin
Production
Phelim McDermott
Year
2011
Duration
02:53:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera