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 with the moon and each note promises to be imbued with its poetic and celestial beauty while promising to capture 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!
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.Read more