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Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theater to host Leyli and Majnun opera

A masterpiece opera "Leyli and Majnun" by national genius Uzeir Hajibeyli will be staged at the Azerbaijan State Opera and Ballet Theater on February 27.

The stage director is honored art worker Hafiz Guliyev, while the conducter is Sevil Hajiyeva.

Sabuhi Ibayev and People's Artist of Azerbaijan Gulyaz Mammadova will play the main parts in the opera.

Nurlan Namazov, Jahangir Gurbanov, Aytan Maharramova, Taleh Yahyayev, Afag Aghayeva, Mutallim Demirov, Nazar Beylarov and Vugar Aliyev will also perform on the stage.

"Leyli and Majnun" is the first opera not only in Azerbaijan, but also the entire Muslim East.

The opera laid the foundation of the new genre in musical culture of the world, which synthesizes oriental and European musical forms, resembling a dialogue of two musical cultures of East and West.

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