Creative Team

Carolyn Kuan, Conductor
Phelim McDermott, Director
Peter Relton, Revival Director
Julian Crouch, Set Designer Á Associate Director
Kevin Pollard, Costume Designer
Paule Constable, Lighting Designer
Kevin Sleep, Revival Lighting Designer
59 Productions, Video Designer
Rob Thirtle, Revival Movement Director Á Puppetry


Sean Panikkar, M K Gandhi
Musa Ngqungwana, Lord Kirshna
William Thomas, Parsi Rustomji
Sarah Pring, Mrs Alexander
Verity Wingate, Mrs Naidoo
Felicity Buckland, Kasturbai
Gabriella Cassidy, Miss Schlesen
James Cleverton, Mr Kallenbach
Ross Ramgobin, Prince Arjunay

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, Phelim McDermott‘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.

Witness the extraordinary life of Gandhi in Glass’s unforgettable opera by booking your tickets to ENO’s Satyagraha today.

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