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WORLD PREMIERE by famous Bollywood composer
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:47:44 PM »
World Premiere Agni Varsha by Renowned Composer Vanraj Bhatia debuts in JACKSON HEIGHTS in May.

Vanraj Bhatia, renowned Mumbai composer, will be traveling to Jackson Heights in May for the World Premiere performance of Agni Varsha, his new opera. Also on hand will be librettist, Rani Day Burra, and Indian theater director Amal Allana.

Vanraj Bhatia had a tremendous career as a composer for Bollywood films and at 85 years old ventured into writing a traditional opera Agni Varsha (Fire and Rain) which is based on a play by Girish Karnad, depicting a myth from the ancient Mahabharata.

 Vanraj Bhatia is thrilled to present this huge endeavor: “The musical score is in a contemporary style with lyric sections based on ragas. It is an exuberant musical interpretation of a little-known myth from our great Mahabharata – a new showcase for the music dance and literature of India. For me, it is a fitting culmination of my life’s work.”

The opera is being performed with the talents of singers throughout New York , directed by Performer and Professor Judith Kellock, as well as a chorus including students from the Renaissance Charter School which is a sponsor for this event.

Each performance will be preceded by a Q&A with the composer, the librettist, and an American scholar of Indian folk literature, Ian Woolford.

Dates: May 11 & 12, 2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: Renaissance Charter School
   35-59 81st St. Jackson Heights Queens
Tickets: $10 at the door

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WORLD PREMIERE by famous Bollywood composer
« on: April 24, 2012, 02:47:44 PM »