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Armen Tigranyan's "Anoush" opera's opening night will take place on 26 April in Yerevan. The opera performance is a joint Armenian-French project
implemented with the assistance of Culture Ministries of both states. Serzh Avetikyan made the staging and adapted the libretto, and young composer Anahit Simonyan - the orchestration.
Serzh Avetikyan said at today's press-conference that "Anoush" will be presented to audience in a new way. The number of musicians and performers in the opera will be reduced, he said and added that there will be only 5 soloists, 4 dancers, 12 members of the known "Hover" choir and 15 musicians on the stage. Armenian national musical instruments will be used in the opera for the first time, he said.
He said that the staging of "Anoush" opera have not been changed since 1935, but thanks to the new staging, They managed to fully disclose the depth of the opera. The opera will be performed in Yerevan on 26-27 April and 3-4 May in the National Academic Theatre after Sundukyan. Then on 22,23,25 and 26 May the opera will be performed in France.
VivaCell-MTS is general sponsor of the project.