Satyagraha at the London Coliseum
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English National Opera present Satyagraha at the London Coliseum.
With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history.
Satyagraha is composer Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, tracing the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.
First staged in 2007, Phelim McDermott’s highly acclaimed, spectacularly theatrical production is a visual feast.
Philip Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’– creates a mesmerising soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas.
Following the Olivier Award-winning run of Akhnaten in 2016, McDermott is reunited with Glass-specialist conductor Karen Kamensek.
Satyagraha will run from 1 February 2018 until 27 February 2018 at the London Coliseum.
Distinguished British tenor Toby Spence sings Gandhi for the first time, and is joined by sopranos Charlotte Beament (Miss Schelesen) and Anna-Clare Monk (Mrs Naidoo).
An unmissable masterpieceThe Daily Telegraph
A striking achievement on many levelsThe Guardian
EnthrallingThe Financial Times