Metropolitan Opera: Satyagraha

Dec 30, 2020

Richard Croft (in suit) as Gandhi, Alfred Walker (on box) as Parsi Rustomji, and Rachelle Durkin (in hat) as Miss Schlesen in Act I of Glass's Satyagraha.
Credit Ken Howard / Met Opera
The 2020-21 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season begins the New Year with an inspiringand hauntingly beautiful opera, Philip Glass’s Satyagraha, an encore broadcast from 2011.

 It tells the story of the early work of Mahatma Gandhi, focusing on his years in South Africa wherehe developed the philosophy of non-violent resistance known as “satyagraha” or “truth force.”

The performance stars tenor Richard Croft as Gandhi and an ensemble cast featuring sopranoRachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, baritone Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji.

Dante Anzolini led the Met Orchestra and Chorus in this extraordinary and timely work.
Satyagraha will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 2. You can listen to it on Classical IPR.
To view a synopsis of Satyagraha, click here.