Joe Austin

Theatre and Opera Director

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Role: Assistant director
Company: Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic, Leicester Curve Theatre
Director: Suba Das

World premiere and UK tour of Ravi Shankar's only opera, Sukanya.

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 legendary Sanskrit texts of the Mahābhārata, the story of Sukanya has been brought to life in this innovative production with music by Indian music legend Ravi Shankar and combines traditional Indian instruments with Western orchestra and singers. This performance is directed by Curve Associate Director Suba Das and unites dance choreographed by the Aakash Odedra Company, production by The Royal Opera and the musicians of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.


Earlier Event: December 19
Don Giovanni
Later Event: May 15

 © Joe Austin 2016