“There are only two Indians- author Amit Chaudhuri and poet Jeet Thayil- who have written librettos till now. And now joining them is Shreya Sen-Handley, who becomes the first Indian woman to write a libretto for an international opera…”
“She’s had two books published by HarperCollins, written for international media and was even the regional head of a television channel at the age of 25. It’s fair to say that there are achievers in this world, and then there’s Shreya Sen-Handley. And if that impressive CV wasn’t enough, she’s now become the first Indian and South Asian woman to write a Western, international opera, called Migrations. We catch up with the multi-talented writer to find out more…” (please click on pic to read more)
Starting with a front page story in India’s top newspaper The Hindu (please click on pic for story), the story of our opera (and a bit about me) trended online for days before travelling to Asian and Arab news sites, such as these in Vietnam and Iran!
Shreya Sen-Handley, the first South Asian woman to write a libretto for an international opera, celebrates the contribution of Indian doctors in the UK’s National Health Service. Please click on the picture for the rest of the article!