Great Weather For Tonight’s Free Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival Screening: Glass’ “Satyagraha”
Tonight is the fourth night of the annual free Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival in Lincoln Center.
The action kicks off at 7:45 pm, with the forecast calling for clear skies and temperatures in the upper-70s — should be a beautiful evening.
More than 3,000 seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Lincoln Center’s Josie Robertson Plaza (Columbus, between 63rd & 64th):
This evening’s screening is of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha:
Philip Glass’s landmark opera, whose Sanskrit title translates as “truth force,” explores Mahatma Gandhi’s formative years in South Africa. The visually extravagant production, starring Richard Croft, is directed and designed by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch.
Satyagraha features minimal subtitles. Composer Philip Glass used as his text the ancient Sanskrit scripture the Bhagavad Gita, which does not relate to the actual action taking place on stage. Glass did not wish the text to be understood—just to be heard—and to allow the actions on stage to speak for themselves.
Conductor: Dante Anzolini; Production: Phelim McDermott; Rachelle Durkin, Richard Croft, Kim Josephson, Alfred Walker
Running Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
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