London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB

Satyagraha

Satyagraha Tickets

  • Opens: Thursday, 14 October 2021
    Booking until: Thursday, 28 October 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Tickets from £30.00 Book tickets

About Satyagraha

Age restrictions

Age Suitability: No Children Under 5 years. 

Important Information

Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage.

No food or drink purchased off-site including alcohol, soft drinks and water are permitted inside the theatre.

Performance Times
  • Opens: Thursday, 14 October 2021
    Booking until: Thursday, 28 October 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Mon -
Tue 19:00
Wed 19:00
Thu 19:00
Fri -
Sat 19:00
Sun -

Satyagraha description

With an idea, Gandhi founded a movement. With a movement, he created a nation. With a nation, he changed the course of history.

Philip Glass’s meditation on Gandhi’s early years in South Africa traces the progress of his concept of non-violent protest as a positive force for change.

Glass’s use of repetitive musical structures – ‘minimalism’ – creates a mesmerising soundscape, quite unlike traditional operas. First staged in 2007, PhelimMcDermott‘s acclaimed staging of Satyagraha is a spectacular visual feast.

Sean Panikkar, ‘a Gandhi firm of voice and full of charisma’ (LA Times) leads a cast that also features bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana as Lord Krishna and Harewood Artist William Thomas as Parsi Rustomji. Carolyn Kuan, ‘one of the most exciting and outstanding conductors of her generation’ (Marin Alsop) makes her ENO debut.

A collaboration with Improbable.

Co-production with the Metropolitan Opera, New York.