THE ROYAL OPERA, LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND CURVE PRESENT

Ravi Shankar's Sukanya

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THE OPERA
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+

Tickets

£32.50* – £10*

DISCOUNTS
£16* Under 16s
£20* 16 – 26 yrs
£2.50 off for over 60s and registered unemployed
£2.50 off for Groups 10+
£4 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members

*Plus a transaction fee of £3 for all card payments. Excludes Members, Groups 10+ and customers printing tickets at home. Discounts are subject to availability and are only available on certain performances.

Credits & Acknowledgments

DIRECTOR SUBA DAS
CONDUCTOR DAVID MURPHY
LIBRETTO BY AMIT CHAUDHURI
CHOREOGRAPHER AAKASH ODEDRA
PRODUCTION DESIGN 59 PRODUCTIONS
LIGHTING DESIGNER MATT HASKINS

PERFORMERS
SUKANYA SUSANNA HURRELL
CHYAYANA ALOK KUMAR
KING SHAARIYATI KEEL WATSON
ASWINI TWINS NJABULO MADLALA AND MICHEL DE SOUZA

CHORUS BBC SINGERS

ORCHESTRA LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

DANCERS AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY 

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.