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Sukanya the Opera

Watch the trailer for Ravi Shankar's Sukanya. On tour 12–19 May. A co-production between London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera and Curve.

Ravi Shankar's only opera: Sukanya

Symphony Hall

7:30 PM, ​ Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Ravi Shankar Sukanya

Susanna Hurrell Sukanya
Alok Kumar Chyavana
Keel Watson King Shaariyati
Njabulo Madlala Aswini Twins
Michel de Souza 
Aswini Twins
David Murphy conductor
Suba Das director
Aakash Odedra choreographer
Matt Haskins lighting designer
London Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Singers
Aakash Odedra Company
59 Productions

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.

Please note this performance contains some strong language. Recommended for ages 12+

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

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