Armenian Opera and Ballet Theater (Yerevan, Armenia) – expositions, opening hours, address, phone numbers, official website.
The Armenian Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Spendiarov is a central place not only on the geographical but also on the musical map of Yerevan. Founded in 1933, this “temple of arts” was the first in the USSR to host the musical West Side Story, the operas Oedipus Rex and Consul. But the Spendiarovsky production does not limit its repertoire to classical and time-honored productions. There is also a place for new plays by modern Armenian authors.
Not only the rich repertoire of the theater is remarkable, but also its architecture. The building was designed by Alexander Tamanyan, the same person who has defined the appearance of the Armenian capital by working out a large-scale master plan of its development in 1930s. The facade of the theater has combined the trends of Soviet art with the architecture of medieval Armenia and a reference to the ancient ornamental traditions. The interior is dominated by light colors and is decorated with marble columns and frescoes. In 1937 the theater of opera and ballet has received the architectural grand prix of the World exhibition in Paris.
The main productions of the Yerevan Opera House are Verdi’s “La Traviata” and “Aida”, Harutunyan’s “Sayat Nova”, Tigranyan’s “Anush”, Khachatryan’s “Gayane” and “Spartacus”.
Practical information about the Armenian Opera and Ballet Theater
Address: Yerevan, Tumanyan Str. 54. Website.
You can buy tickets from the ticket office, which is next to the theater (brochures, books, programs are also sold there) or book them by phone: +374 (10) 53-33-91.
Admission: 1000-6000 AMD depending on the seat. Prices on the page are for June 2021.