Suba Das on Sukanya, Ravi Shankar’s posthumous “gift to the world”


By Reena Kumar IT IS NO mean feat directing the world premier of the late Pandit Ravi Shankar’s opera, which was penned in the last few years of the sitar maestro’s life. The task has fallen to Suba Das, associate director of the Curve in Leicester, who has drawn on the pop concert aesthetic to produce the highly anticipated show Sukanya, which will open later this month. Shankar, who was credited with introducing Indian classical music to the West, revealed his plans for his ambitious opera to his longtime collaborator David Murphy days before what would be his final surgery. He…

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