GAUHAR

Musical | English | Age 12+, 2hrs 15mins

  • Sun, 25-Nov-2018
  • 07:00PM
GAUHAR

GAUHAR

Musical | English | Age 12+, 2hrs 15mins

  • Sun, 25-Nov-2018
  • 07:00PM

After completing 60 successful shows across India and abroad, GAUHAR, which has been a hit with critics and audiences alike, comes back to the Royal Opera House. A dramatic tale with some wonderful live singing, GAUHAR recounts the fascinating and moving story of one of the classical superstars of her time.  
An Armenian Christian who later converted to Islam, Gauhar Jaan was a fiery, feisty, independent-minded woman of her generation, who was the first to break tradition and sing Indian classical music on a wax record. A naturally gifted musician, whose personal life was as mesmerizing as her professional one, she sang in 20 languages and cut close to 600 records in her lifetime.

Hers was the first Indian voice to be recorded in 1902, with her fame travelling as far as Europe, with her face emblazoned on matchboxes and postcards!

The play GAUHAR lays bare her life with all its myths and legends, with humour and deep insight, and introduces a new generation to her story and haunting music, which is still sung even today.

Cast: Rajeshwari Sachdev, Zila Khan, Denzil Smith, Danny Sura, Rajeev Siddhartha, Gillian Pinto