Internationally acclaimed opera singers to perform at Cadhay

Internationally acclaimed opera singers Anando Mukerjee and Justine Viani will be performing at the black tie event, kindly hosted by Rupert Thistlethwayte and Caroline Prior who are raising funds for Hospiscare.

The Exeter Daily
July 2018

Interview with Anando Mukerjee

The Western music scene in India has changed dramatically since when I began. Social networking and the effect of economic liberalisation has had a profound effect on every section of society. A new generation of Indians have emerged who’ve been educated abroad in leading conservatoires and schools and have returned to India to perform. This is a great deal to be thankful for.

NIKHIL SARDANA
February 2016

Anando Mukerjee: Put opera on the social media

My scientific education gave me a great sense of precision and helped me to analyse music. I am at heart an instinctual musician and a very passionate person. However, as I started learning more difficult music, I realized that you also require a lot of intelligence.

Live MINT
January 2015

Bringing Opera Back Home: Anando Mukerjee

I always had a passion for music but coming from a typical Indian family it was always expected that I get proper qualifications. Hence I embarked upon a scientific education and career. I also had a great passion for science, particularly the biological sciences. But I reached a turning point in my life when I had to choose between the two. I opted for music because of the overwhelming need to express myself on stage...

Siddharth Venkat, Plunge
January 2014

His Master’s Voice

Shortly after I caught the opera bug as a teenager in Delhi, my piano teacher at the time, all too aware that my musical talents lay far away from the keyboard, loaned me a copy of EMI’s legendary 1959 recording of Bizet’s Carmen conducted by Thomas Beecham. She particularly wanted me to listen to the famous “Flower Song” and perhaps consider learning it. Gedda was the tenor on the recording. June 2017

Anando Mukerjee

Anando: India's Finest Tenor

As India's only male tenor performing on the global stage, the 30-something singer has made it his mission to demystify the art form through live shows, social media and by adapting opera to an Indian context.

Arts Associates

In conversation with Anando Mukerjee

India boasts of several culturally rich music traditions and talented musicians. One of the rarest forms to be found in the country, Opera is gaining popularity and Anando Mukerjee is a pioneer in bringing Operatic music to us. He is India’s first male Tenor and is best known for a range of roles of some of opera’s most well-known characters, including Rodolfo, the Duke of Mantua, Pinkerton and Nemorino; and appeared at leading international venues including the Belgrade National Opera, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and the Kennedy Center. We caught up with Anando in Delhi and discussed his past present and future.

Mansi Sharma, Sup Delhi
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