The Met's visually extravagant production is back for an encore engagement. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass's unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater".
Philip Glass's landmark 1980 work, set to text from the ancient Sanskrit scripture the Bhagavad Gita, is a moving account of Mahatma Gandhi's formative experiences in South Africa, which transformed him into a great leader.
The breathtaking production, which critics have called "a work of genius" (Los Angeles Times) and "a transcendent evening of theater" (Variety) returns for seven performances only. To browse articles, interviews, and videos to learn more about this landmark opera CLICK HERE.
|NYTimes.com - Satyagraha by Philip Glass|
From The New York Times: "It is as much ritualistic pageant as it is drama, and this imaginative staging, directed by Phelim McDermott with further direction and set and puppet designs by Julian Crouch, treats it accordingly." READ MORE
From The New York Observer: "The current seven-show revival of Satyagraha, as well as it's Metropolitan Opera premiere back in 2008,have proven to be more successful than the 1980 premiere in Rotterdam." READ MORE
Tickets include a pre-show lecture sponsored by Ash Lawn Opera featuring: Daniel Ehnbom
Daniel Ehnbom is Associate Professor, South Asian Art, in the Mcintire Department of Art at the University of Virginia and is the author of catalogues and articles on various aspects of Indian painting and architecture.