German conductor: Armenia is not represented in Munich Festival because I do not know any orchestra of this country

German conductor: Armenia is not represented in Munich Festival because I do not know any orchestra of this country
# 02 May 2007 15:41 (UTC +04:00)
The visit took place at the invitation of Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. She is invited to Azerbaijan to conduct the “Traviata” opera to be staged at the Opera and Ballet Theater. German conductor held a press conference for media at the theater building today.
Head of the Theater press service Shukufa Aghayeva told the conference that many distinguished representatives of Azerbaijani vocal art will perform in the spectacle. Young vocalists Samir Jafarov (Alfred), Avaz Abdullayev (Jorj Jermon), honored artists Gulnaz Ismayilova, Ali Asgarov, Hasan Enami, Akram Poladov will star in the opera. Shukufa Aghamirzayeva said Cornelia von Kerssenbrok appears on the stages of “Grand Opera”, “La Skala”, ”Kovent-garden”, ”Metropoliten Opera” ,”Vienna Opera. She said she was invited by the director of Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Akif Malikov. “I am very happy that I am in Azerbaijan. For many years I have been cooperating with this theater and it gives me pleasure. Some years ago I conducted Verdi’s “Rigoletto” in this stage. I did not imagine that I could find such high quality art centre with professional staff in the Caucasus. On the recommendation of Akif Malikov I invited Azerbaijan State Symphonic Orchestra to play at Munich Opera Festival led by me. Symphonic Orchestra of Opera and Ballet Theater, a group of soloists of the theater and artists of State Choir under the leadership of national artist Gulbaji Imanova will participate in the next festival in July, 2007,” she said.
The head of the festival said that Munich Opera Festival is one of the most famous festivals in Europe.
“Representatives of 62 countries are expected to participate in the festival this year. Musicians from not only European countries, but also from Latin America will participate at the festival. Azerbaijani musicians will perform at the final concert of the festival, along with the musicians of the leading symphonic orchestras of Europe. Works by famous composers of the world will be performed at the concert. Night Azerbaijani music is planed to be organized in the festival. Azerbaijani Symphonic Orchestra will perform works by Uzeyir Hajibayov, Gara Garayev and Fikret Amirov. Armenia has never been represented at the festival. I do not know any orchestra in Armenia,” she said.
Agamirzayeva said that Gulnaz Ismayilova, Ekrem Poladov, Evez Abdullayev, Ferdi Aliyev, Aliahmad Ibrahimov, Seide Sherifeliyeva, Anar Shushali and others will act in the performances “Barber of Seville” and “Masquerade”.
The press secretary said that orchestra and soloists of the theater will for the first time participate in a commercial project. /APA/
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