A huge success at its London premiere in 2007 and at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, the following year, Philip Glass's operatic masterpiece returns to ENO. Satyagraha is a mesmerising musical meditation on Mahatma Gandhi's early years in South Africa and his spiritual progress towards the concept of nonviolent protest.
One of the most visually spectacular productions of recent decades, Satyagraha is instilled with theatrical flair by the award-winning director designer partnership of Improbable's Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.
Returning to the roles they created in 2007 and reprised in 2009 are Alan Oke as Gandhi and Janis Kelly as Mrs Naidoo. Satyagraha is conducted by Stuart Stratford.
A collaboration with Improbable. Co-produced by ENO and the Metropolitan Opera, New York
Original production supported by ENO 20/20 Group. Revival supported by the Friends of ENO
Performed in Sanskrit. The text is projected onto the stage for this production and the surtitle screen is not used. | Running time: 3hrs 10mins
Mrs Naidoo Janis Kelly
Kasturbai Stephanie Marshall
Parsi Rustomji/Lord Krishna Nicholas Masters
Mrs Schlesen Clare Eggington
Mrs Alexander Sarah Pring
Prince Arjuna Eddie Wade
Mr Kallenbach Nicholas Folwell
Director Phelim McDermott
Associate Director / Set Designer Julian Crouch
Costume Designer Kevin Pollard
Original Lighting Designer Paule Constable
Original Video Designers Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for Fifty Nine Productions Ltd
Revival Movement Director & Puppetry Rob Thirtle