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Philip Glass: Satyagraha

Philip Glass: Satyagraha

Nov. 19, 2011Unknown184 Min.
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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.
Philip Glass: Satyagraha
Philip Glass: Satyagraha
Original title Philip Glass: Satyagraha
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Richard Croft isM. K. Gandhi
M. K. Gandhi
Rachelle Durkin isMiss Schlesen
Miss Schlesen
Kim Josephson isMr. Kallenbach
Mr. Kallenbach
Alfred Walker isParsi Rustomji
Parsi Rustomji
Bradley Garvin isPrince Arjuna
Prince Arjuna
Molly Fillmore isMrs. Naidoo
Mrs. Naidoo
Maria Zifchak isKasturbai
Kasturbai
Mary Phillips isMrs. Alexander
Mrs. Alexander
Richard Bernstein isLord Krishna
Lord Krishna

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