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19 May 2017, Southbank Centre, London
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BBC Singers 2016-17 Season Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya

BBC Singers
Ravi Shankar's opera: Sukanya
19:30 Fri 19 May 2017 Royal Festival Hall
Myth, music and dance meet in Ravi Shankar’s extravagant show, Sukanya, a mythical love story taken from the Sanskrit texts of the Mahabharata.
Myth, music and dance meet in Ravi Shankar’s extravagant show, Sukanya, a mythical love story taken from the Sanskrit texts of the Mahabharata.

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Myth, music and dance meet in Ravi Shankar’s extravagant show, Sukanya, a mythical love story taken from the Sanskrit texts of the Mahabharata. 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 Mahabharata, 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.

Experience Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya, a special event combining myth, music and dance, that brings Ravi Shankar’s opera to life for the very first time.

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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