"Param Vir, born in India, is among the most gifted of contemporary composers for whom the example of the 20th-Century modernist masters remains a valid source of creative expression and renewal.  In particular, his operas are acknowledged to be fruitful contributions to the direction of music-theatre of the last two decades, as compelling in their theatricality as in their commitment to compassion and self-discovery." (Nicholas Williams) read more >

Soumik Datta with Param Vir in Chicago
Soumik Datta with Param Vir in front of Cloud Gate, Chicago

Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar) Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar) Cloud Gate (photo Nag Odekar)
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Charlotte Riedijk as West-Wind-Rising, in a keynote aria from the opera Black Feather Rising. Video by Hans Hijmering.

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