Premiere of the ballet “Seven Beauties” by the prominent Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev is expected in California.
The ballet will be performed by the San Diego Ensemble on October 11 current year, Azerbaijan’s General Consulate in Los Angeles said.
Supported by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the General Consulate in Los Angeles the premiere will be conducted by Grossmont Symphony Orchestra.
“Seven Beauties” is Azerbaijani ballet, composed by Gara Garayev in 1947/48 to mark the 800th anniversary of classical poet Nizami Ganjavi. Libretto of the ballet belongs to I.Hidayetzade, Yuri Slonimsky and Sabit Rahman. Libretto of the ballet is based on motifs of Nizami Ganjavi’s “Seven beauties” poem, written in 1197.
The first staging of the ballet was held on November 7, 1952, in the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Baku.