Britten & Shankar

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Britten – a great composer and arguably Britain’s greatest opera composer and a man who had a great love for India, and for the music of Ravi Shankar. Here is an excerpt from a letter he wrote to his friend and Aldeburgh neighbour the artist … Read more


Over the coming months, this blog will tell the story of the development of the opera Sukanya from Pandit Ravi Shankar’s sketches and the notes we made together, record the process of marrying the music with the developing libretto by Amit Chaudhuri, and give a blow by blow account of the rehearsal process as we … Read more