Sukanya

Sukanya: Meet the musicians

For the world premiere production of Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya, we’re delighted to be collaborating not only with an international cast of singers, but also four acclaimed Indian classical musicians, two of whom are joining us from India especially for these performances.

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Director Suba Das and choreographer Aakash Odedra on Sukanya

Director Suba Das and choreographer Aakash Odedra discuss their work on the upcoming world premiere of Indian music legend Ravi Shankar's only opera Sukanya, in the next installment of our series of interviews with some of the major creative voices behind this unique project.

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The Story of Sukanya

The story of Sukanya is found in the Mahabharata, the longest of the Sanskrit epics of ancient India (at over 1.8 million words it is 10 times the length of the Odyssey and the Iliad combined!). The story comes from Book III, the Vana Parva (‘Book of the Forest’). Read the opera's synopsis here. 

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Anoushka Shankar on the development of Sukanya

Daughter of Indian music legend Ravi Shankar and renowned sitar player Anoushka Shankar discusses the development of her father's only opera Sukanya, in the first of our series of interviews with some of the major creative voices behind this unique project. 

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