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Great Performances At The Met: Satyagraha

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass' unforgettable opera, "Satyagraha," which The Washington Post calls "a profound and beautiful work of theater." The opera, which earned exceptional praise in its Met premiere, is based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early life in South Africa, where he developed the revolutionary philosophy of non-violent resistance that continues to be used in protests around the world.

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Maria Zifchak as Kasturbai, Rachelle Durkin (behind Zifchak) as Miss Schlesen, Molly Fillmore as Mrs. Naidoo, Richard Croft as Gandhi, Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji and Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Maria Zifchak as Kasturbai, Rachelle Durkin (behind Zifchak) as Miss Schlesen, Molly Fillmore as Mrs. Naidoo, Richard Croft as Gandhi, Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji and Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Performance photo of the cast of "Satyagraha."

Performance photo of the cast of "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Mary Phillips as Mrs. Alexander and Richard Croft as Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Mary Phillips as Mrs. Alexander and Richard Croft as Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Act II of "Satyagraha," with Rachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, Richard Croft as Gandhi, Maria Zifchak as Kasturbai, Molly Fillmore as Mrs. Naidoo and Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji.

A scene from Act II of "Satyagraha," with Rachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, Richard Croft as Gandhi, Maria Zifchak as Kasturbai, Molly Fillmore as Mrs. Naidoo and Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

A scene from Act II of "Satyagraha," with Rachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, Richard Croft as Gandhi, Maria Zifchak as Kasturbai, Molly Fillmore as Mrs. Naidoo and Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji.

A scene from Act II of "Satyagraha," with Rachelle Durkin as Miss Schlesen, Kim Josephson as Mr. Kallenbach, Richard Croft as Gandhi, Maria Zifchak as Kasturbai, Molly Fillmore as Mrs. Naidoo and Alfred Walker as Parsi Rustomji.

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Richard Croft portrays Gandhi in Philip Glass’ unforgettable opera "Satyagraha."

Credit: Courtesy of Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera