September 5, 1980
Satyagraha
Composer:Philip Glass
Librettist:Bhagavad GitaPhilip Glass and Constance DeJon
Synopsis
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."

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Los Angeles OperaSatyagraha10/20/2018 - 11/11/2018
Metropolitan OperaSatyagraha11/11/2011 - 12/12/2011
Metropolitan OperaSatyagraha4/4/2008 - 5/5/2008


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Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1989
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1988
Opera for the Eighties and Beyond 1987

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
03:00

Number of Acts
3

Musical Style
Minimalism; contemplative; repetitive; shifting rhythms and accents

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-Sopranos, 2 Tenors, Baritone, 2 Basses, 3 Actors, large SATB Chorus

Original Cast
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)


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