Satyagraha, by Philip Glass, is coming to the Vlaamse Opera later this month. The opera is about to open on Sunday, November 18, 2018, and close on December 2, 2018.
Satyagraha is run in Sanskrit by Dutch fusion.
Although Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) is mainly associated with the history of India, Satyagraha focuses on the years he spent as a new attorney in South Africa from 1893 to 1914. The opera depicts the evolution of the satyagraha Sanskrit philosophy for the "power of truth"), which led to the concept of political struggle through active, loving, non-violent resistance. Gandhi's struggles and triumphs are linked to the past, present and future, celebrating the permanent effects of human kindness.
The opera, which premiered in 1980, was the first opera by Philip Glass created for "traditional" operatic forces. The text comes from the Bhagavad Gita, the holy Hindu text, central to Gandhi's worldview, and the opera is sung in Sanskrit. Satyagraha's LA Opera show marks the completion of Philip Glass's purple trilogy opera on the powerful thinkers who changed the world, following Einstein on the beach (2013) and Akhnaten (2016).
For more information: https://www.operaballet.be/nl/programma/2018-2019/satyagraha
Credit picture: Koen Broos
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