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Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan
Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan was founded in 1932 upon the Government resoltion of The Republic of Armenia. The opera studio with its choir, with soloists and a symphony orchestra founded by the A. Ter-Ghazaryan in 1927 served as base for Thaether. The Thaether of Opera and Ballet was officially opened on 20 January 1933 with the staging of Spendiaryan's famous opera "Almast".
On the initiative of the musical director of the theater Romanos Melikyan, in 1935 the opera "Anush" by famous composer Armen Tigranyan was staged and presented for the first time on the specialized stage.
From the very beginning of its establishment, the creative staff of the theater undertook the patriotic task of creating national image, developing the national principles of performances and staging. Already in 1939 it was presented with unprecedented success on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
In 1940, the new building of the theater, designed by the great Armenian architect Alexander Tamanyan, was erected, which is still considered one of the most beautiful and unique buildings in the city. In 1956, the theater performed a successful performance in Moscow as part of the second tan days of Armenian art and literature. The first national opera in Armenian reality, "Arshak II", was staged.
The National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet has a special place in the life of the Armenian people. It is always committed to its ideology, which is to provide Armenian art lovers with high culture and to educate a new generation.