Savitri

Composer and librettist ... Gustav Holst

Performances


Friday 27 August 2021

7.30pm - Morley Town Hall


Saturday 28 August

7.30pm - Morley Town Hall

Tickets
Libretto

"One of the quiet masterpieces of British music" (Andrew Clements, The Guardian)


Based on the story of Savitri and Satyavan from the Sanscrit epic text the Mahābhārata, Holst's opera is a powerful musical depiction of the battle between love and death.


The British soprano Meeta Raval will take on the title role, with a terrific ensemble cast comprising tenor Kamil Bien and bass Julian Close.


Prior to performances Savitri will be a performance of a new 5 minute work composed by Sarah Sayeed and written by Jaspreet Kaur. Their work reimagines Savitri for 21st audiences and society.


Running time: 35 minutes



Getting to Morley Town Hall


Morley is well served by regular bus routes into central Leeds. Buses arrive and depart directly outside Morley Town Hall. Morley also has a train station, which is around a 10 minute walk from Morley Town Hall. There are regular direct trains to Leeds, which take around 10 minutes.


There is a large free car park directly behind Morley Town Hall.


Morley has many lovely cafes and restaurants, as well as green spaces, so do explore before attending the Festival!


Use Google Maps to work out your journey, or contact us with any questions.


Emma Black

Director

Lewis Gaston

Conductor

George Johnson Leigh

Designer

Meeta Raval

Savitri

Kamil Bien

Satyavan

Julian Close

Death

Alysia Hanshaw

Soprano

Leila Saleh

Soprano

Eleanor Sourbutts

Soprano

Lucy Vallis

Soprano

Melissa Gregory

Mezzo

Phoebe Rayner

Mezzo

Phoebe Watts

Mezzo

Emma Wheeler

Mezzo