Satyagraha by Philip Glass and Constance DeJong was staged in April 2007 as a co-production between the English National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera New York and Improbable.
Using multiple projectors to cover the entire performance area, Fifty Nine Productions created a range of visual material which appeared throughout the show. Large scale textual projections replaced surtitles, and an aesthetic based on Gandhi’s newspaper, The Indian Opinion informed the overall video design.
Satyagraha was at the Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London (English National Opera) until May 2007. It re-opened at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in April 2008. It went on make a much-anticipated return to the London Coliseum in February 2010 and onto the Met Opera, New York, from November 2011 which would be broadcast live in HD to cinemas around the world. In February 2018, Satyagraha returned for a critically acclaimed run to the ENO in London.
In October, 2018, the production opened at LA Opera:
“A must-see magnificent production…. L.A. Opera has imported a production created at English National Opera by the quirky British team of director Phelim McDermott and designer Julian Crouch, who have a love for puppetry, idiosyncratic mechanical devices, video and improbable materials turned into living sculpture. The Metropolitan Opera brought the production to New York a few years ago, and it was one of the finest things the company had done in modern times. At L.A. Opera, it is better still and a landmark for the company… The video projections of title and graphic designs by 59 Productions work perfectly.”