Opera and Ballet Theatre staff is left without stage, but not without work
YEREVAN, NOVEMEBR 22, ARMENPRESS. The restoration of the stage of Alexander Spendaryan National Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre, which launched few months ago, will be over in January, 2013. Due to the efforts of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia and the administration of the theatre a separate hall in Armenian State Pedagogical University (ASPU) after Khachatur Abovian has been lent to the staff of the theatre in order not to leave them without "roof" and so that they could continue their trainings. In a conversation with "Armenpress" the Principal Balletmaster of Alexander Spendaryan National Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Honoured Artist of Armenia Roudolf Kharatyan stated that the hall is at the disposal of the staff of their theatre five days a week, three hours per day.
The means compensating "loafing" of the theatre have been found.
Kharatyan stated: "Notwithstanding we had three halls in the Opera Theatre and we could spend 5-6 hours on the trainings per day. In order to find the solution of this problem I suggested giving permission to continue our trainings in two halls. Although the repairmen claimed that it’s dangerous to stay in the territory of the theatre during the restoration. As to the concert program in accordance with the preliminary agreements it will be held in Sundukyan State Academic Theatre of Yerevan."
The repertoire will be introduced to the audience from the stage of Sundukyan State Academic Theatre.
Currently "Gayane", "Spartacus", "Romeo and Juliet" and a number of other performances are involved in the repertoire of Alexander Spendaryan National Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
On December 1 Alexander Spendaryan National Academic State Opera and Ballet Theatre will introduce classical and modern ballet show "Spirit in Action" in Sundukyan State Academic Theatre of Yerevan. "Spirit in Action" is not a new performance. It represents a mixture of various performances of the repertoire of the theatre.
In the first stage of the performance the staff of the theatre will introduce different parts form "Romeo and Juliet" and "Spartacus" ballets. As to the second stage of the performance the audience will watch "Tango" ballet. Among other things Kharatyan stated that before January they will introduce other performances in Sundukyan State Academic Theatre of Yerevan as well.
Article by Tatevik Grigoryan