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Gamar Alizade wrote a review Nov 2019
Baku, Azerbaijan152 contributions36 helpful votes
If you are visiting out of town, I recommend checking out some beautiful Azerbaijani ballets like “1001 nights” by Fikret Amirov or “7 beauties” by Gara Garayev.
Date of experience: November 2019
Erkinbek K wrote a review Oct 2019
88 contributions10 helpful votes
Miracle performance and magic music by Fikrat Amirov in a new reading of famous "One Thousand and One Nights" eastern folk tale. Great band and skillful conductor made the new reading as a dream trip to Ancient Orient Country!
Date of experience: October 2019
walid m wrote a review Apr 2019
Wilmington, North Carolina867 contributions193 helpful votes
This is a nice building but it is not taken care of properly. It needs some renovation. The ticket prices are good. The views from the balconies are hindered.
Date of experience: April 2019
Katerina S wrote a review Jan 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates22 contributions19 helpful votes
Really lovely theatre in a beautiful historic building, but not run or looked after properly. Notwithstanding the grand title, it felt almost like some amateur venue: - people were allowed to come in late after the start (even 15-20min late!) - the use of phones and flash photography is allowed with no reservations whatsoever, so not only almost everyone was filming and flashing during the performance, some were even answering calls! I consider it a disrespect for the artists and those who are serious about the theatre and it comes first of all from the administration. All of this is so completely unbelievable to me, that I didn’t even notice the general state of disrepair of the building (which is very beautiful and precious), and the absence of a proper theatre buffet. Very bad indeed - they set a very low plank! I am very sorry …
Date of experience: January 2019
Helmut S wrote a review Dec 2018
Bangkok, Thailand1,566 contributions345 helpful votes
The Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater was built within 10 months in 1910-11, and oil baron Zeynalabdin Taghiyev who lost his bet with the initiator and pre-financier of the building, Daniel Mailov, another magnate, that it wouldn’t be possible to construct it in 1 year, had to pay the construction cost of 250,000 Rubels. In 1985 the newly renovated building burnt down and after reconstruction was opened again in 1987. The façade of the building certainly is in urgent need of restoration works. Inside it has an interesting architecture, still looks good. I attended the ballet Giselle and the opera La Triviata, both times the performance of the artists was excellent. The ballet I watched from the upper floor (20 Manat) and the opera from the parquet (33 Manat), at both performances about 70% of the seats had been taken. A visit is recommended if interested in ballet or opera.…
Date of experience: November 2018