April 7th: An Opera Update on Ravi Shankar's Birthday!
April 7th 2017
We would like to celebrate the Maestro's birthday by letting you know that preparations for the World Premiere of Ravi Shankar's Sukanya on May 12th continue apace! Thank you so much for enabling us to get to this point.
A reminder that the May 12th World Premiere at Leicester Curve is followed by Manchester (May 14th) Birmingham (May 15th) and London (May 19th) and information about each venue is available here: https://www.lpo.org.uk/events/sukanya.html
The Royal Opera House has further information on its website: http://www.roh.org.uk/news/ravi-shankars-opera-sukanya-to-receive-world-premiere-in-may-2017
We have been working with individual soloists over the last several months and the first choral rehearsal took place last week with the wonderful BBC Singers. Here is a recent team photo:
Finally what better way to celebrate than this fascinating article and link to a 1937 ensemble recording including the 17 year old Ravi Shankar. The journey to his opera Sukanya started many years ago!