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Sukanya

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s premiere performances of Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya in 2017 won universal critical acclaim.

The production was described by The Telegraph as ‘a charming evening of pure escapism’...

Don’t miss this second chance to experience a semi-staged performance of the only opera written by the legendary Ravi Shankar, brought to life through myth, music and 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 famous Sanskrit texts of the Mahabharata, the story of Sukanya is expertly choreographed to combine traditional Indian instruments, Western orchestra, singers and dance ensemble.

It’s a one-off chance to recapture the sheer magic of Ravi Shankar, live at Royal Festival Hall.

Performers

London Philharmonic Orchestra
David Murphy conductor
Cast includes
Susanna Hurrell soprano, Sukanya
Alok Kumar tenor, Chyavana
Jonathan Lemalu baritone, King Sharyaati *
Michel de Souza baritone, Aswini Twin 1
Njabulo Madlala baritone, Aswini Twin 2
Suba Das director
Gauri Diwakar choreographer

Repertoire

Shankar: Sukanya - opera

Dates & times

15 Jan 2020
Approximate run time: 135 mins
Run times may vary, find out more

where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

£14 - £65
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

Multi-buy discount

£14, £25, £35, £46, £65

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Concessions

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Event information
* Please note change of artist from originally advertised.

Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 4 events (10% discount); 5 – 7 events (15% discount); 8 – 10 events (20% discount); 11 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season.