Nutcracker will return to Armenia’s opera stage

Nutcracker will return to Armenia’s opera stage

January 01, 2013 | 11:00

YEREVAN.- Armenia’s opera theater will stage TheNutcracker in 2013.
Talking to Armenian, director of State Academic Opera and
Ballet Theater of Armenia Kamo Hovhannisyan said restoration of the
ballet is in theater’s plans.

In addition, they plan staging of Eugene Onegin, La Boheme and West
Side Story Suite. Kamo Hovhannisyan said they had launched
negotiations with the U.S. Embassy to get the license for the ballet.

`If the Americans give permission, we would be happy to have the
ballet on our stage,’ he said speaking about West Side Story Suite.

In addition, in the near future we can expect the return of Norma.
Hovhannisyan admitted the theater has certain financial problems but
expressed hope they would find a sponsor in 2013.

Responding to a question about the tours, the theater director said
because of global crisis, even the leading theaters of the world have
to cut the number of tours.

`We have received invitation from Lebanon to bring Spartacus and
Gayane,’ Kamo Hovhannisyan concluded.