Soprano Maya Kherani stars in Houston Grand Opera’s production of River of Light

Soprano Maya Kherani stars in Houston Grand Opera's production of River of LightAn opera with real Houston power: Award-winning author and HGO bring city’s immigrant truths to life

A young, brilliant Indian woman falls in love with an American man, moves to Houston and falls almost equally in love with the city. She seems to embrace her new culture and life whole-heartedly until the birth of her daughter, when she begins to realize that maybe, for her child’s sake, she must make enough room in her whole heart to hold both her old and new culture.

Soprano Maya Kherani stars in Houston Grand Opera's production of River of LightThis is a real life dilemma that many immigrants face, but could it also be the dramatic fodder for opera? […]

Excerpt:The opera traced the dilemma faced by a newlywed and successful executive Meera (played by Maya Kherani) in passing on the Indian culture and heritage to her daughter. The celebration of victory of good over evil, as signified by the Indian Light festival of Diwali brought the final scene of the Opera to a standing ovation from the crowd.

Read TARRA GAINES’s review here: http://houston.culturemap.com/news/arts/03-29-14-an-opera-with-real-houston-power-award-winning-author-and-hgo-bring-citys-immigrant-truths-to-life/

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