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 work towards realising Raviji’s vision.

The first major landmarks on the way to the World Premiere of Sukanya are the work in progress performances in July 2014. There is a fascinating artistic road to travel leading to these landmarks and this blog aims to document the reactions and stories of everyone travelling on this expedition.

We look forward to sharing this journey with everyone interested in this exciting, risky, groundbreaking project.