Gandhi Opera To Hit The Stage

Celebrated Indian leader MAHATMA GANDHI is to be immortalised on stage by the English National Opera (ENO). Composer PHILLIP GLASS will arrange the music for SATYAGRAHA: MK GANDHI IN SOUTH AFRICA, which will form part of the company's 2006/07 season line-up. The play depicts events from Gandhi's early life when he adopted his belief in passive resistance, and will be performed in Sanskrit - the language Gandhi used on a daily basis. Newly-appointed ENO artistic director JOHN BERR says, "Satyagraha was written in the 1980s and Philip Glass regards it as one of his best pieces. "It's about passive resistance, the reaction to identity cards, racial discrimination, a lot of subjects that are quite contemporary now. " Gandhi was assassinated in 1947, just a year after he won India's independence from the British Empire. The play opens at London's Coliseum in April next year (07).


Contactmusic

Tags: Mahatma Gandhi - Phillip Glass - Satyagraha


Editors Recommendations

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Bryan Singer, who is a director, producer, and writer of more than 15 productions...

'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Sued For Alleged Sexually Assaulting 17 Year-Old Boy

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On "The View"

Congratulations to Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, who are engaged now, according...

Jenny McCarthy Debuts Giant Rock (Oh, And Engagement) On

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Yikes, GoT fans! Was Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones even more shocking...

Who Was The Mastermind Behind Game Of Thrones' Purple Wedding?

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

It might be a while until Miley Cyrus is back on her grind (or her twerk, as the case...

Miley Cyrus' Hospital Stay Extended Over Severe Allergic Reaction

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Tom Hardy has been the public’s number one choice to replace Daniel Craig...

Is Tom Hardy The Right Choice To Play The Next Bond?

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Lorde burst onto the world's music scene last summer with her smash hit 'Royals.'...

Lorde Finally Meets Baseball Star Who Inspired Hit Track 'Royals'

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

Jay Z is one of the music's most successful entrepreneurs and he is now making...

Jay Z Announces Second Budweiser Made in America Music Festival To Be Held In Los Angeles

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Finally, after three whole days of unchecked speculation online, AC/DC have...

AC/DC Aren't Retiring After All, It's Just One Band Member

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked

Lady Gaga has become the latest celebrity to find themselves in the middle...

Lady Gaga Startling Unedited Versace Ad Snaps Leaked


More recommendations

Comments

Mahatma Gandhi Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mahatma Gandhi

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All