By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre participated in the 20th International Opera Festival Gut Immling in Germany.
The tour organized by Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism took place from 1 to 9 August, Trend Life reported.
A 60-man delegation of Azerbaijani musicians thrilled the audience with magnificent performance.
The final closing Grand concert featured world classics and pieces by Azerbaijani composers Uzeyir Hajibeyli, Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov, Niyazi and Polad Bulbuloglu.
Addressing the event, festival's director Cornelia von Kerssenbrok spoke about the the festival and its importance. She expressed her gratitude to the Azerbaijan Symphonic Orchestra which, has been participating in the festival for nine years.
In her speech, festival's director stressed that she has already been in Baku. She was a member of the jury at International Competition of Vocalists named BulBul.
Then, the concert featured world classics and pieces by Azerbaijani composers Uzeyir Hajibeyli, Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov, Niyazi and Polad Bulbuloglu.
Conductors were Gut Immling Cornelia von Kerssenbrok, People's Artist of Azerbaijan, professor Javanshir Jafarov, the winner of the International Conductors Competition Eyyub Guliyev and young conductor Murtuza Bulbuloglu - son of famous composer and singer, People's artist of Azerbaijan Polad Bulbuloglu.
Fifteen-year-old Azerbaijani conductor thrilled with his virtuosity and passionate devotion to music.
Under his guidance, the programme continued with beautiful music pieces from the ballet "Love and Death" by Polad Bulbuloglu.
In connection with the 20th anniversary of the festival, performed the song "Happy birthday" arranged by various composers.
Music festival ended with astonishing performance of music piece "Waltz" by great national composer Gara Garayev.
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