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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
North American Works Directory Listing
Philip Glass
Philip Glass and Constance DeJong
Christopher Keene, Conductor
Gandhi, Douglas Perry; Miss Schlesen, Claudia Cummings; Richard Gill; Beverly Morgan; Mr. Kallenbach, Bruce Hall; Mrs. Alexander, Rhonda Liss; Mrs. Naidoo, Iris Hiskey; Ren‚ Claassen; Tom Haenen; Kasturbai, Linda Nichols (NY); Parsi/Rustomji, Donald Miller (NY); Lord Krishna, David Anchel (NY); Prince Arjuna, Terry Bowers (NY); Count Leo Tolstoy, Perry Singer (NY); Rabindranath Tagore, Justo Sanchez (NY); Martin Luther King, Jr., John Grayson (NY)
September 05, 1980
Netherlands Opera
The second in Glass's trilogy about men who changed the world (Einstein on the Beach, Akhnaten). The opera is semi-narrative in form and deals with Mahatma Gandhi's early years in South Africa (1893-1914) and his development of non-violent protest as a political tool. "Satyagraha" is a Sanskrit word meaning "truth force."
The Wall Street Journal, Mark Swed, 7-10-90; The New York Times, John Rockwell, 6-25-90; International Herald Tribune, David Stevens, 6-22-90; Chicago Tribune, Peter Gorner, 9-24-87; Time, Michael Walsh, 6-3-85; The New York Times, John Rockwell, 8-12-84; The New York Times (on minimalism), Donal Henahan, 12-6-81; The New York Times, Edward Rothstein, 12-3-81; New York, Peter G. Davis, 11-30-81; The New York Times, Donal Henahan, 11-9-81; Christian Science Monitor, 8-31-81; The New Yorker, Andrew Porter, 8-17-81; New York, Kay Larson, 8-17-81; Time, Michael Walsh, 8-10-81; Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY), Robert Plyler, 8-8-81; Syracuse Post-Standard, Larry McGinn, 7-31-81; Toronto Star, William Littler, 7-31-81; Toronto Sun, Wilder Penfield III, 7-31-81; The Washington Post, Joseph McLellan, 7-31-81; The Buffalo News, John Dwyer, 7-19-81; Courier-Express (Buffalo, NY), Richard Huntington, 7-26-81; Niagara Gazette, Bill Branche, 6-11-81; The New York Times, John Rockwell, 9-9-80; Musical America, Robert T. Jones, April 1979
Large SATB Chorus
2S, 2Mz, 2T, Bar, 2B; SATB (large chorus) 3 (pic).3.3(bcl).2/
Minimalism; contemplative; repetitive; shifting rhythms and accents
Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. or G. Schirmer, Inc.(agent)
Schedule of Performances Listings
Satyagraha (Glass)
Friday, November 04, 2011 - Metropolitan Opera
Satyagraha (Glass)
Friday, April 11, 2008 - Metropolitan Opera

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