MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: SATYAGRAHA
2011-2012 HD OPERA SEASON
NOVEMBER 19, 2011 @ 12:55 PM
RUN TIME: 3 HRS 45 MIN
The Met’s visually extravagant production returned for its second season. Richard Croft once again is Gandhi in Philip Glass’s unforgettable opera, which the Washington Post calls “a profound and beauitful work of theater.”
Satyagraha features minimal subtitles. Composer Philip Glass used as his text the ancient Sanskrit scripture the Ghagavad Gita, which does not relate to the actual action taking place on stage. Glass did not wish the text to be understood—just to be heard—and to allow the actions on stage to speak for themselves.
Text courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera website: http://www.metopera.org
Conductor: Dante Anzolini
Production: Phelim McDermott
Cast: Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, Alfred Walker
VIDEO: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera
PHOTOS: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
CAST SHEET & SYNOPSIS:
You must be logged in to post a comment.