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Sukanya: London Philharmonic Orchestra

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.

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The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the world’s finest orchestras, balancing a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK’s most adventurous and forward-looking orchestras. As well as giving classical concerts, the Orchestra also records film and video game soundtracks, has its own record label, and reaches thousands of people every year through activities for schools and local communities.

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Royal Festival Hall

  • Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
  • South Bank
  • London
  • SE1 8XX

Website:
southbankcentre.co.uk
Phone:
020 3879 9555
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