The New York Metropolitan Opera presents Satyagraha. The Metropolitan Opera broadcasts live high-definition performances to cinemas around the world.
Phillip Glass's 20th century opera Satyagraha is visually spectacular. The story is a retelling of Indian Lawyer Mahatma Gandhi's formative philosophical experiences as a young man in South Africa.
The Sanskrit lyrics, drawn from Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita, are accompanied by a minimalist score. In an awe inspiring display of large scale puppetry, acrobatics and supertitles, Phelim McDermott brings an extravagant production to audiences.
Gandhi is played by Richard Croft, Rachelle Durkin plays Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson plays Mr. Kallenbach and Alfred Walker plays Parsi Rustomji.
Check with your local theatre for screening details. Note: Check local cinemas for variations on dates and times. Not all cinemas screen all Opera programmes.) Melbounre
Cinema Nova, Carlton Sun Theatre Yarraville
Sydney Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Hayden Orpheum, Cremorne
Dendy Opera Quays
Luna Cinemas, Leederville
Luna on SX, Fremantle
Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
Palace Centro Cinemas
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Her Majesty's Theatre
Note: Ballarat screens at different
times/dates. Check Theatre for details.
Dendy Byron Bay
Reading Harbour Town
Griffith City Cinema
Odeon 5 Cinemas
Scotty's Cinema Centre
Note: Sunday screenings only.
Noosa 5 Cinemas
Forum 6 Cinemas
Arcadia Twin Cinema
Forum 6 Cinemas
Please note: Satyagraha features minimal subtitles.
Running time: Approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes, including two intermissions