|Justin Hopkins (Photo @Ellen Appel) and Satygraha (photo @Koen Broos)|
Satyagraha (Sanskrit for “truth force”) is inspired by Mahatma Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, where he developed his groundbreaking ideas about nonviolent political resistance. Loosely based on the life of Gandhi, it forms the second part of Glass's "Portrait Trilogy" of operas about men who changed the world, which includes Einstein on the Beach and Akhnaten.
The text is taken from the Bhagavad Gita and is sung in the original Sanskrit
Performances run from November 18-December 2. Tickets and additional information is available online.