Sukanya: Pandit Ravi Shankar’s final flourish


Although it is four years since he passed away, Pandit Ravi Shankar is still making waves in the music world, with the eagerly awaited launch of his opera next year. The acclaimed artist, who is famed for introducing Indian music to the west, had been working on Sukanya up until his death with conductor David Murphy. He is now part of the team tasked with realising Shankar’s ambitious vision. Named after his second wife, the production is based on the mythological story of princess Sukanya, who was the devoted wife of a blind sage. It is set to premiere in…

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