Gaṅgā, a powerful new chamber opera that tells the story of a celestial river goddess from an ancient Indian legend, will be premiered as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe on 17th June 2023 at 6pm at the National Opera Studio, Wandsworth Town and on 25th June 2023 at 3pm at the Royal Academy of Dance, Battersea.

Composed by Jataneel Banerjee and featuring a talented cast of six singers, four musicians, and a real choir of temple priests, Gaṅgā is the first opera ever performed in the Sanskrit language. This project is supported by Arts Council England, Wandsworth Council and Events to Enjoy Ltd.

Taking inspiration from the Mahabharata, one of India’s most significant epics, Gaṅgā is a tale of heartbreak, promises, and love. The story follows Gaṅgā, a powerful but helpless goddess, as she is cursed to be born as mortal and must fulfil the higher purpose of gods and men.

To keep her promise to the Vasus, she chooses her beloved Shantanu, the mighty king of Hastinapur, to be the father of her children. However, she must also break his heart and keep one of her sons on earth.

Don’t miss this chance to experience a truly unique and captivating production that brings this Indian legend to life in a new and exciting way.

The performance details are as follows:

17th June 2023 at 6-7.30pm at National Opera Studio, The Clore, 2 Chapel Yard, London, SW18 4HZ

25th June 2023 at 3-4.30pm, at Royal Academy of Dance, 188 York Road, London, SW11 3JZ

This project is co-produced by 101 Music Ltd and supported by Arts Council England, Wandsworth Council and Events to Enjoy Ltd.

To book your tickets please visit the Link.