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. Spring 2008 will see the production open in New York.
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. It would go on to make a final return to the London Coliseum in November 2013.