Production Team

Production: Phelim McDermott
Assoc Director & Set Designer: Julian Crouch
Costume Designer: Kevin Pollard
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Video Design: Leo Warner, Mark Grimmer for 59 Productions

Please be advised that the following information refers to a production from the Met's 2007-2008 season. Explore our 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Season to view the current repertory.


Approximate running time 3 hrs. 30 min.

Philip Glass’s landmark 1980 work, set to text from the ancient Sanskrit scripture the Bhagavad Gita, is a moving account of Mahatma Gandhi’s formative experiences in South Africa, which transformed him into a great leader. For the opera’s Met premiere, director Phelim McDermott and designer Julian Crouch (artistic directors of London’s provocative Improbable theater company) use adventurous, improvisational puppetry, achieved by the Skills Ensemble, a brilliant team of aerialists, to illuminate this formative period in Gandhi’s life and work. Tenor Richard Croft (pictured) brings his crystalline timbre and musical finesse to Glass’s gently unfolding, chant-like music.

Satyagraha is a co-production of the Met and English National Opera, in collaboration with Improbable.

The April 28th performance is available as part of the Connect at the Met series

All Satyagraha ticket holders are eligible for a special offer from Pure Yoga.


Performance Dates/Tickets and Info

All performances for this production have passed, and tickets are no longer available.