Sukanya the Opera (Ravi Shankar)

London Philhamonic Orchestra and Royal Opera House present

Ravi Shankar’s only opera - The love story, the myth... After a terrible mistake leaves the ancient sage Chyavana blinded, the beautiful princess Sukanya finds herself marrying for the sake of her kingdom.
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
Ravi Shankar’s only opera. The love story, the myth. 
 
After a terrible mistake leaves the ancient sage Chyavana blinded, the beautiful princess Sukanya finds herself marrying for the sake of her kingdom. As a pair of swaggering, meddling gods observe this unlikely union blossom, will love grow in the strangest of circumstances?
 
Taken from the legendary Sanskrit texts of the Mahābhārata, the story of Sukanya has been brought to life in this innovative production with music by Indian music legend Ravi Shankar and combines traditional Indian instruments with Western orchestra and singers. This performance is directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das and uniquely unites dance choreographed by the Aakash Odedra Company, production by the Royal Opera House and the musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
Come and experience Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya. This special event combining myth, music and dance, will bring Ravi Shankar’s Opera to life for the very first time.
 
David Murphy - Conductor
Suba Das - Director
London Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Singers
Aakash Odedra Company

Matt Haskins lighting designer

59 Productions

Susanna Hurrell Sukanya

Alok Kumar Chyavana

Keel Watson King Shaariyati

Njabulo Madlala Aswini Twins

Michel de Souza Aswini Twins


This performance is a co-production between The Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve, with generous philanthropic support from Arts Council England and the Bagri Foundation.
 

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