Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Presents Philip Glass. Satyagra on November 19

. November 17, 2011 . 0 Comments

Philip Glass’s twentieth-century masterpiece Satyagraha comes to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute on Saturday, November 19 at 1:00 pm, live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. Refreshments will be available for purchase during intermission. Tickets are $25 ($18 for members and students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638). The box office will also be open one hour before the performance, and the doors will open at 12:30 pm.

Satyagraha is an inspirational retelling of Gandhi’s formative philosophical experiences as a young man in South Africa. The minimalist score, sung in Sanskrit, features lyrics drawn from the Bhagavad Gita. Phelim McDermott’s visually extravagant production uses large-scale puppetry, acrobatics, and supertitles to create a moving, life-affirming theatrical experience. Richard Croft portrays Gandhi, a role he first sang to critical acclaim in the 2008 Met premiere of the work. The cast also includes Rachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, and Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji. Contemporary music specialist Dante Anzolini conducts; rising bass-baritone star Eric Owens hosts the transmission. Satyagraha has been hailed “a work of genius” (L.A. Times) and “a transcendent evening of theater” (Variety).

The Met: Live in HD 2011-2012 Season continues with Handel’s Rodelinda on December 3; Gounod’s Faust on December 10; The Enchanted Island by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau, and others on January 21; Wagner’s Götterdämmerung on February 11; Verdi’s Ernani on February 25; Massenet’s Manon on April 7; and Verdi’s La Traviata on April 14. The Clark’s intimate auditorium is one of the best performance venues in the region, with comfortable seating and soaring acoustics. Tickets are $25 ($18 for members and students) and may be ordered online or by calling 413 458 0MET (458 0638).

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267 413.458.2303

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