Philip Glass's Satyagraha, a sold-out sensation when it had its Met premiere in 2008, tells the story of Gandhi's early years in South Africa, where he developed his philosophy of non-violence. The Met's breathtaking production, which critics have called "a work of genius" (Los Angeles Times) and "a transcendent evening of theater" (Variety) returns this November for seven performances only. Browse the articles, interviews, and videos below to learn more about this landmark opera.


Feature Article: Moment of Truth 

M.K. Gandhi's early experiences in South Africa inspired his passive-resistance movement and Philip Glass's Satyagraha.


Feature Article: The Force of Truth 

The Met's inventive staging of Satyagraha conveys the timelessness of Gandhi's message.


The Message in the Music 

Composer Philip Glass talks about Gandhi as an opera subject and why his message still resonates today.


The Art of Satyagraha 

Innovative artists tell the story of Gandhi and and his philosophy of non-violence in this Met production.


Turning the Tide 

Ela Gandhi explains the idea of satyagraha and talks about her grandfather's legacy.


Video: An Interview with the Composer 

Watch a short 2008 interview with Philip Glass and associate director/designer Julian Crouch about
bringing Satyagraha to the Met.


Video: Creating Satyagraha 

Watch video clips of the composer and production team discussing the opera and its 2008 Met premiere.


The Libretto 

Download a PDF of the complete English libretto of Satyagraha.