Opera staged in Karabakh’s Shushi

Opera staged in Karabakh’s Shushi

January 01, 2014 | 20:16

YEREVAN. – On the eve of the declaration of Nagorno-Karabakh’s
independence, the Artsvaberd (Eagle Fortress) opera, by composer
Andrew Babayev, was staged on September 1, 2013, in the City of
Shushi.

Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) Chief Conductor and Artistic
Director Eduard Topchjan told the aforesaid to Armenian News-NEWS.am.

Topchjan considered this event as one of the greatest accomplishments
in the year that passed.

`Everything was very well organized. Andrew Babayev is an Armenian
composer whose roots are from Nagorno-Karabakh.

`To be honest, I was not too familiar with this opera. But after
getting familiar [with it], I realized that it is the best Armenian
opera,’ the APO artistic director noted.

As per Topchjan, however, the Armenians do not have powerful operas
that can be successfully staged abroad.

`The `Anoush’ opera may be dear to any Armenian, but it cannot be
presented in the international scene,’ he added.

Eduard Topchjan also noted that an interesting performance of the
Artsvaberd opera was staged in Shushi, huge expenses were made, and
the opera was staged in the open air.

News from Armenia – NEWS.am

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