most importantly, the point of difference for my show isn’t just my look. It’s not the fact that I’m big, black, bearded and gay, it’s that I love opera and I want to share that love of opera with you. I also want to sit down with you and tell you the things that make us the same.

Meeta has been described as the true heir of the Gwalior musical gharana, being the grand-daughter and disciple of Padma Bhushan Pt Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, the doyen of Northern Indian Classical music in the 20th century.

She is the sixth in an unbroken lineage of a two hundred year old tradition, but she is the first woman in her family to become a musician.