Next Stage for Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya

David is delighted to announce that Arts Council England have awarded funding to increase the accessibility and impact of Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya. David completed and premiered the work in May 2017 featuring a company of 100 people to great acclaim. However, Ravi Shankar had a further vision for the work – he wanted it to be able to travel beyond the opera house and concert hall to reach people unaccustomed to formal performance spaces and to reach audiences in rural areas not served by concert halls. He was particularly keen that it would help plant seeds in young people that would grow into a love of music and an awareness that music can transcend cultural boundaries. Through Grants for the Arts, David will be able to fulfill this vision to maximise accessibility and impact through both the creation of flexible orchestrations and the creation of education resources for outreach work