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Armen dreamed of creating the first great theatre company in Constantinople. But on opening night, disaster - his leading actress defects to a rival troupe. Everything seems over until Garine arrives on the scene. Armen is inflamed with passion for her voice, but her father detests the theatre. Can she be persuaded to defy him, and to sing on opening night? Will it be Garine that saves the day? UK Premiere. Dikran Tchoukhajian is considered the first opera composer in the Ottoman Empire. Known in his lifetime as ?the Armenian Verdi' and ?the Oriental Offenbach', he fused European and Eastern traditions to pioneer a thrilling new musical style.Music Dikran Tchoukhajian. Author Gerald Papasian. Producer Arcola Theatre. Director Gerald Papasian.
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