London, UK (Satyagraha at ENO)
Satyagraha at English National Opera
With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history.
01 Feb – 27 Feb 2018
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Satyagraha is composer Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.
First staged in 2007, Phelim McDermott’s highly acclaimed, spectacularly theatrical production is a visual feast. Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’– creates a mesmerising soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas.
Following the Olivier Award-winning run of Akhnaten in 2016, McDermott is reunited with Glass-specialist conductor Karen Kamensek. Distinguished British tenor Toby Spence sings Gandhi for the first time, and is joined by sopranos Charlotte Beament (Miss Schelesen) and Anna-Clare Monk (Mrs Naidoo).
Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.