India reopens opera house, shut for 23 years

India reopens opera house, shut for 23 years


norman lebrecht

October 20, 2016

The Royal Opera House of Mumbai is back in business.

Doors will open tomorrow (Friday) for a recital by Patricia Rozario and the Maharajah of Gondal, who owns the building, is in the market for programming that will revive the city’s faded engagement with western culture.

“We want to give event organisers the time to come see the space, experience the magnitude of opportunities, and then dive in to scheduling,” says Asad Lalljee, CEO of art and culture programming and educational platform Avid Learning, who will curate performing arts events here. “The idea is to have an affordable, accessible cultural venue that revives the arts scene in Mumbai.” 

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