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Ravi Shankar’s opera ‘Sukanya’

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0

£15 - £50

London Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Opera House present Ravi Shankar’s only opera, Sukanya, a mythical love story told through music & dance.

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 watch 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 unites dance choreographed by the Aakash Odedra Company, production by the Royal Opera and the musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Come and experience Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya. This special event combining myth, music and dance brings Ravi Shankar’s opera to life for the very first time.

This opera is sung in English. Age guidance 12+

Sukanya is a co-production between The Royal Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Curve. Sukanya score completed by Ravi Shankar’s long-time collaborator David Murphy.
Production Designs by 59 Productions.
Generous philanthropic support from Arts Council England and the Bagri Foundation.


May 19
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£15 - £50
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