Phelim McDermott’s critically-acclaimed production of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha returns to ENO this week (20th November). The show has been a huge success with our audiences, and we are delighted that Alan Oke as Gandhi and Janis Kelly as Mrs Naidoo are returning to the roles they created for the performances in 2007 and 2009.
Satyagraha is a term coined by Mahatma Gandhi which means “truth force”. It refers to the practice of non-violent, civil resistance – the concept for which Gandhi is most notably recognised.
The opera was composed in 1979, with a libretto by Glass and Constance DeJong. Loosely based on Gandhi’s life, the opera is made up of three acts, each referencing a major, related cultural figure: Leo Tolstoy, Rabindranath Tagore and Martin Luther King Jr.
Want to find out more?
- LISTEN to Phelim McDermott on BBC Radio 4: Start The Week
- READ MORE about Mahatma Gandhi
- READ MORE about Satyagraha
There are just 6 performances from 20 Nov – 8 Dec. Book your ticket now.