Philip Glass

Satyagraha

With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history.

Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa traces the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.

Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’– creates a mesmerising soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas. First staged in 2007, Phelim McDermott‘s acclaimed staging of Satyagraha is a spectacular visual feast.

Sean Panikkar, ‘a Gandhi firm of voice and full of charisma’ (LA Times) leads a cast that also features bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Lord Krishna and Harewood Artist William Thomas as Parsi Rustomji. Carolyn Kuan, ‘one of the most exciting and outstanding conductors of her generation’ (Marin Alsop) makes her ENO debut.

Witness the extraordinary life of Gandhi in Glass’s unforgettable opera by booking your tickets to ENO’s Satyagraha today.

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A collaboration with Improbable

Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

An Opera in Three Acts by Philip Glass
Music by Philip Glass
Vocal Text: Constance de Jong (adapted from the ‘Bhagavad Gita’)
Book by Philip Glass and Constance De Jong
© 1980 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by Permission.

‘Entrancing’

Evening Standard

‘Joy and wonder’

The Times

'Superbly atmospheric'

The Telegraph

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Running Time
3hrs 30mins

The running time includes two intervals.

We offer brilliant opera experiences at a range of affordable prices. Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

 

Language
Please note that Satyagraha is sung in Sanskrit without surtitles.

Suitable for all ages. Please note this production contains realistic but non graphic violence.

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