Philip Glass’s opera masterpiece ‘Satyagraha’ returns to English National Opera

Alan Oke as Gandhi in the 2013 ENO production © Donald Cooper

Visionary director Phelim McDermott‘s critically acclaimed English National Opera production of Philip Glass’s contemporary operatic masterpiece, Satyagraha, will make its highly anticipated return to the London Coliseum from 1 – 27 February, 2018, for just 7 performances.

Satyagraha is conducted by Karen Kamensek who makes a welcome return to ENO.

Taken from the Sanskrit word for ‘truth force’, Satyagraha is an exploration of Mahatma Gandhi’s early years in South Africa and his development of non-violent protests as a political tool. The story moves back and forth through Gandhi’s life, with the flow of time, words and music creating a hypnotic, almost ritualistic experience. 

The production will star distinguished London-born tenor Toby Spence as M.K. Gandhi (singing the role for the first time and taking over from Alan Oke who has performed the role since the 2007 premiere), alongside British soprano Anna-Clare Monk as Mrs Naidoo, British soprano Charlotte Beament, Canadian mezzo-soprano Stephanie Marshall, British baritone Nicholas Folwell, British bass Clive Bayley, British mezzo soprano Sarah Pring, Icelandic bass-baritone Andri Björn Róbertsson and British baritone Eddie Wade.

The Olivier and International Opera Award-winning ENO Chorus also takes a central role as the mass force for change under Gandhi’s inspired leadership. 

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