glass notes
December 2014

As performances of Glass' music slow down in December, as they always do to make way for the Nutcrackers and Messiahs, I was remiss in not bringing more attention to the English National Opera remounting of the brilliant Crouch/McDermott Production of Satyagraha Glass' own message of peace and love.  This is the third time the past 5 years the ENO has put it up.  This is in addtion to the Met Opera doing the same production twice.  Here is what the Londoners are saying:

The Telegraph: "

"A visually stunning production of an opera about Gandhi is a revelation"

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"Revival of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha is repetitious but sprinkled with gold dust"


"Philip Glass's extraordinary opera about Gandhi's years in South Africa is a mesmerising and visually fascinating, if almost incomprehensible, work"

The Week:

"Breathtaking staging and mesmerising music make Glass's Gandhi opera unforgettable"

The Guardian:

"With humanity permanently locked in conflict, it seems Philip Glass's meditation on nonviolence will bear endless repetition"

The Londonist:

"for those inclined, or simply willing, to involve themselves in such an extraordinary adventure, the rewards should be very high."

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