National Drama Theater stages Ilyas Afandiyev's work [PHOTO]
By Laman Ismayilova
After a year and a half break, the State Academic National Drama Theater has opened its doors.
Public and cultural figures, including the Culture Minister Anar Karimov attended the event.
In his speech, Anar Karimov touched upon the theater art in society and the history of the country. He praised the attention of the state to representatives of culture, including actors, directors, etc.
The Culture Minister also highlighted the ongoing reforms and congratulated the theater team on the new season.
The theater's new season opened with the play "Karabakhname" based on Ilyas Afandiyev's work "The Ruler and His Daughter".
"Karabakhname" tells about Ibrahim Khalil Khan, a ruler of the Karabakh Khanate, who wanted to tried to establish political and friendly relations with Russia and Iran, but falls victim to the treachery and betrayal of the Armenians.
It also tells about the love story of the Khalil Khan's daughter Aghabeyim Agha and the vizier Sadai bekh.
People's Artists Kazim Abdullayev, Frangiz Mutallimova, Akhmad Azimov, Haji Ismayilov, Ramiz Melik, Ramiz Novruz, Ali Nurzade, Honored Artists Myasmya Agaverdiyeva, Kazim Hasanguliyev, Elkhan Guliyev, Ramin Shikhaliev, Laman Imanova and many others took part in the production.
The artistic director is Honored Artist Ismayil Mammadov, music director-Hamid Kazimzade, costume designer - Aygun Makhmudova, light artist Rafael Hasanov.
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