Passion of Ramakrishna
Music by Philip Glass
Co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Orange County’s Pacific Symphony conducted by Carl St. Clair.
September 16, 2006 at Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California (USA) by Orange County’s Pacific Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carl St. Clair with Pacific Chorale directed by John Alexander.
A tribute to the 19th century Indian spiritual leader Sri Ramakrishna.
Soprano in the role of Sarada
Bass-baritone in the role of M
Bass in the role of Dr. Sarkar
Mezzo-soprano in the role of First Devotee
Tenor in the role of Second Devotee
Part 1-The Master’s Visions
Part 2-Sarada Devi
Part 3-The Master’s Illness
Part 4-The Mahasamadhi of the Master
Text is taken from the The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna as translated into English by Swami Nikhilananda and published by the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center of New York.
© 1942 Swami Nihilananda, 10th Printing 2007.
Text edited and compiled by Kusumita Pederson
Dunvagen Music Publishers