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Philip Glass: Satyagraha (2011)

11/19/2011 (US) Music 3h 4m


Following the success of his first foray into opera, Einstein on the Beach, revolutionary American composer and musician Philip Glass soon turned to another great figure of the 20th century for inspiration. Set to lines from the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, Satyagraha depicts scenes from the life of Gandhi as he developed his philosophy of non-violent resistance in South Africa between 1896 and 1913. The opera became the second installment of Glass’s Portrait Trilogy, focused on innovators from across history. Satyagraha arrived at the Met during the 2007–08 season, when director Phelim McDermott made his debut with a production that employed everyday materials like newspaper and corrugated tin to create towering puppets and striking tableaus. In 2011, his staging returned, this time recorded live in HD. In this performance, tenor Richard Croft gives a moving performance as Gandhi, leading a remarkable ensemble cast conducted by Dante Anzolini.

  1. Phelim McDermott


  2. Barbara Willis Sweete


  3. Constance DeJong


  4. Philip Glass


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Croft

    Richard Croft

    M. K. Gandhi

  2. Rachelle Durkin

    Rachelle Durkin

    Miss Schlesen

  3. Kim Josephson

    Kim Josephson

    Mr. Kallenbach

  4. Alfred Walker

    Alfred Walker

    Parsi Rustomji

  5. Bradley Garvin

    Prince Arjuna

  6. Molly Fillmore

    Molly Fillmore

    Mrs. Naidoo

  7. Maria Zifchak

    Maria Zifchak


  8. Mary Phillips

    Mary Phillips

    Mrs. Alexander

  9. Dante Anzolini


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Philip Glass: Satyagraha
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