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Philip Glass: Satyagraha

opera minimalist opera

Philip Glass : Satyagraha

Release Date: November 19, 2011

Year    :   2011
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Music
Production Companies    :   The Metropolitan Opera
Director    :   Phelim McDermott, Barbara Willis Sweete
Producers    :   Peter Gelb, Louisa Briccetti, Mia Bongiovanni, Victoria Warivonchik, Elena Park
Writers    :   Philip Glass, Constance DeJong
RunTime    :   184 mins.

Following the success of his first foray into opera, Einstein on the Beach, revolutionary American composer and musician Philip Glass soon turned to another great figure of the 20th century for inspiration. Set to lines from the Hindu Bhagavad Gita, Satyagraha depicts scenes from the life of Gandhi as he developed his philosophy of non-violent resistance in South Africa between 1896 and 1913. The opera became the second installment of Glass’s Portrait Trilogy, focused on innovators from across history. Satyagraha arrived at the Met during the 2007–08 season, when director Phelim McDermott made his debut with a production that employed everyday materials like newspaper and corrugated tin to create towering puppets and striking tableaus. In 2011, his staging returned, this time recorded live in HD. In this performance, tenor Richard Croft gives a moving performance as Gandhi, leading a remarkable ensemble cast conducted by Dante Anzolini.




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