Philip Glass’ opera on Mahatma Gandhi again to be staged in Stockholm

The opera Satyagraha by American composer Philip Glass, will again be staged in Stockholm in May 2018. It was staged in Sweden for the first time in 2016 at Folkoperan in a co-production with Cirkus Cirkör. Now, the huge success will be performed for the third time. Premiere on 18th May.
​The opera, composed in 1979, includes scenes from the young Mahatma Gandhi's life in South Africa. It was then he discovered Satyagraha, insistence on truth, which was to become the start of what we call civil disobedience. Gandhi went on to become one of the most famous people in the world within the non-violence movement. US composer Philip Glass has been one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. Although his music is sometimes labelled minimalist, it is powerful and suggestive, often with an almost hypnotic power.  Tilde Björfors, artistic director of Cirkus Cirkör, says: ”Philip Glass' opera is an experience of Gandhi. As such, I want to physically express this by leveraging the strength of circus and music together”. Read more...