The ballet "Gayane" will be shown in the Bolshoi Theater after 60 years
MOSCOW, July 23 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti . Aram Khachaturyan 's ballet "Gayane" will be shown on Tuesday at the historical stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow after a break of almost 60 years, it will be presented by the Armenian National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after A. Spendiaryan

"This story arose from the request of the Armenian Embassy to show the performance of our colleagues and friends from Yerevan on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater. We negotiated for a long time about possible options and agreed with pleasure. Whenever there arises at least some opportunity for the arrival of our friends, colleagues, "The Bolshoi Theater will try its best to make the tour successful," Vladimir Urin, Director General of the Bolshoi Theater, said at a press conference on the show on Monday.

Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toganyan reminded that the last time the ballet could be seen at the Bolshoi Theater 57 years ago - in February 1961.

"We, when we thought how to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our republic in Moscow, unanimously came to the conclusion that this should be connected with the name of our great compatriot Aram Ilyich.In addition, this year also the 115th anniversary of Khachaturian. agreed to come, "said Toganian.

Conductor, artistic director of the National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Armenia named after A. Spendiarian Konstantin Orbelian added that together with the ballet Muscovites will be able to see bright, colorful scenery and costumes restored according to the sketches of the outstanding artist Minas Avetisyan.

"It's a great joy and honor for us, the whole of Armenia looks at it: we have returned to the stage of the great Bolshoi Theater, there are absolutely new changes and interesting changes in Armenia, and it inspires new victories and new achievements," he said.

According to Orbelian, the Armenian theater of opera and ballet is going up, many premieres and new productions are planned.

"Next year we are doing a new production of the opera Anush, and maybe we'll bring it here to Moscow in a year." She never found it here. "It will be interesting," he said.

The ballet "Gayane" is one of the best performances of the Armenian Opera and Ballet Theater, created in 1974 by a dancer, choreographer, folk artist Vilen Galstyan , who also became the author of the libretto. A rich arsenal of classical dance is combined in it with the characteristic features of the Armenian national dance.

Galstyan told a press conference that the production over the years has not changed. "As it was put over 40 years ago, it's the way it is," he said.

In the play, which will be held on July 24 at the Bolshoi stage, the Symphony Orchestra of the A. Spendiaryan National Opera and Ballet Theater, under the leadership of Konstantin Orbelian and Atanes Arakelyan, the ballet group of the theater. Leading soloists - Ruben Muradyan , Suzanne Pirumyan, Mary Hovhannisyan, Vahagn Margaryan, Razmik Marukyan.

"I am sure that the audience will enjoy not only the music of Aram Khachaturian, but also the choreography of Vilen Galstyan and our beautiful, talented ballet dancers," said Armen Ruben Muradyan.

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