Moon on the Water : Ustad Nishat Khan in Concert

January 11 | 7PM
The Royal Opera House, Mumbai
300 - 900
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About

Royal Opera House, Mumbai proudly presents an evening celebrating the musical journey of the critically acclaimed Sitar maestro, who brings his unique blend of instrumental textures and virtuosic techniques to Mumbai and our stage with an upcoming solo performance.


This concert is centered around Khan’s fascination of the moon and each note promises to be imbued its poetic and celestial beauty of the Moon and promises to capture the essence of the mystique of the moon on the waters of the Arabian Sea that surround our city.


From having performed at Frankfurt Opera to Swiss Opera, from Zagreb to Italian Opera Houses and the iconic Royal Albert Hall, London, Khan now returns to perform in Mumbai after a hiatus of three years to share his love for and showcase the beauty of Indian Classical Music. Inspired by the royal legacy of the venue, audiences can look forward to experiencing a rare selection of ragas that were traditionally performed exclusively for royalty. Do not miss one of the greatest living Sitar maestros to have transcended musical and cultural boundaries performing next on our stage!

About the Artist

Ustad Nishat Khan is one of India’s finest musicians and a virtuoso sitar player, transcending musical barriers with his provocative expression and spellbinding technical mastery. Nishat stands at the threshold of the future of sitar and Indian music with his uniquely invigorating and contemporary approach. He is the son and disciple of Ustad Imrat Khan, the nephew of the late Ustad Vilayat Khan and a member of one of the oldest and most prestigious musical families and schools in India – the Imdadkani Ganara of Etawah. His trademark sitar playing is lyrical in quality, as is evident in all of his music. Nishat has mastered not only the North Indian classical idiom, but has also worked with music as diverse as Gregorian chant, Western classical music, jazz and flamenco. He has collaborated with some of the world's leading performers and composers such as Philip Glass, John McLaughlin, Paco Peña and Evelyn Glennie.

About the Royal Opera House, Mumbai

Royal Opera House, Mumbai is widely touted as Mumbai’s Cultural Crown Jewel and India’s only surviving Opera House. The original idea for the space was conceived of in 1908, inaugurated in 1911 by King George V, and eventually completed in 1916. The design incorporated a blend of European and Indian detailing. The space became a cinema in later years before falling into disrepair and shutting by the 1990s. Fittingly, the space has been owned by the Royal Family of Gondal since 1952 and was eventually restored by conservation architect, Abha Narain Lambah under the leadership of His Highness, Maharaja Shri Jyotendrasinhji of Gondal. The Royal Opera House Mumbai, now one of the last remaining Baroque structures in the city, reopened after 23 years in October 2016. The building was included on the 2012 World Monuments Watch to raise awareness about its history and significance, and support preservation efforts. The building has since been recognized with an Award of Merit in the 2017 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The restored facilities feature a 575-seater 3-level auditorium with an orchestra pit and state of the art technological upgradations, including acoustics, stagecraft, lighting and air-conditioning, alongside retaining the old world charm of the proscenium stage, the royal boxes and the magnificent regal chandeliers. Some more enhancements to the venue include a motorized screen, co-axial ceiling speaker system, Four-zone volume control and all round wifi access. Today, it stands as a key performance and creative hub in the city’s cultural landscape, while being a premier heritage landmark. Facebook: MumbaiOpera Twitter: @MumbaiOpera Instagram: @mumbaiopera

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Venue

The Royal Opera House, Mumbai

Mathew Rd, Opera House, Girgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400004

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