Philip Glass’s 20th-century masterpiece 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.

Footage and slide show courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Featured in a Berkshire Fine Arts preview: wp.me/pT8Qm-3OM.

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