The Kennedy Center

Indira Mahajan


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, home of the Marian Anderson Award, chose Indira Mahajan of New York City to receive the 2008 award. Ms. Mahajan created a memorable portrayal of Bess in Francesca Zambello's new production of Porgy and Bess for Washington National Opera, repeating the role in San Francisco, Dallas, Paris, and Luxembourg. Other roles include Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly, Violetta in La traviata, and the title roles of Suor Angelica and Lucia di Lammermoor. Her concert appearances include Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra, a concert version of Porgy and Bess with the New York Philarmonic at Avery Fisher Hall. She frequently appears in benefit performances for youth outreach programs and vital artist exchange programs with Asia and India.
2008 Marian Anderson Award Recital: Indira Mahajan, soprano