Following the extraordinary artistic triumphs of Einstein on the Beach and Akhnaten, LA Opera completes the Philip Glass "portrait" trilogy about powerful personalities who changed the world.
"Exquisite... a must-see magnificent production"
Satyagraha (Sanskrit for “truth force”) is inspired by Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, where he developed his groundbreaking ideas about nonviolent political resistance. A visually stunning presentation—starring fast-rising tenor Sean Panikkar as Gandhi—links past, present and future to illuminate a powerful meditation on the lasting effects of human goodness.
A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera, in collaboration with Improbable.
Production made possible with generous support from The Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Opera Fund and from Ceil and Michael Pulitzer. Additional support from Linda Pierce and from a consortium of generous donors to LA Opera's Contemporary Opera Initiative, chaired by Barry and Nancy Sanders. Sean Panikkar's appearance is generously underwritten by a gift from the Piera Barbaglia Shaheen Emerging Artist Program.