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Hibla Gerzmava at Cadogan Hall

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Hibla Gerzmava

Celebrated soprano Hibla Gerzmava makes a long-awaited return to London to give a recital with her long-time pianist partner Ekaterina Ganelina.

Hibla Gerzmava has enjoyed a meteoric rise on the international opera stage since winning the Grand Prix at the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition. Her brilliant technique and luminous voice have captivated audiences at Teatro alla Scala, Zürich Opera House, Bolshoi Theatre, Opéra national de Paris and the Royal Opera House. In 2019-20 she returns to the New York Metropolitan Opera to appear as Liu in Puccini’s Turandot.

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Pages of a tragic history: an evening in memory of Saria Lakoba will be held in RUSDRAM

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Saria and Nestor Lakoba

The evening in memory of Saria Lakoba is a joint-project of RUSDRAM with the Nestor Lakoba Museum and the Ministry of Culture of Abkhazia. 

SUKHUM -- An evening in memory of Saria Lakoba will be held on December 5 in RUSDRAM said Irakli Khintba, director-general of the Fazil Iskander Russian Drama Theatre, in an interview with Radio Sputnik.

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Songs, Dances and Wine: How "[Dance-ensemble] Sharatyn" Spent the Night with Stalin

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Belshazzar’s Feast, or Night with Stalin

The film-exposé "Belshazzar’s Feast, or Night with Stalin", based on the work of Fazil Iskander "Sandro from Chegem", saw the light of day on 1 June 1989.

Shooting of the film began in Abkhazia, but the main scene, the feast of the Supreme Leader of the People and his acolytes, where the tables were bursting with refreshments, while the dances and songs of the Abkhazian artists forced applause from the managers of the Soviet Union as they stood on their feet, was filmed in one of the studios of Mos-Film.

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Eternal love: “Romeo and Juliet” on the stage of Abkhazdram

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Romeo and Juliet in Abkhaz

The premiere of the immortal tragedy of William Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet” took place on the stage of the Abkhaz Drama Theater on Wednesday, August 21. Actors played in the Abkhaz language. The director was Adgur Kove.

He said that there is a certain specificity in the work on the production of such a famous classic.For example, to find in the plot details that were omitted in other productions of the same play, and, on the contrary, draw the attention of the viewer to them.

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Sukhum International Film Festival SIFF-2019 opened in the capital of Abkhazia

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Sukhum International Film Festival, Abkhazia


The Second Sukhum International Film Festival was solemnly opened on Thursday, April 4. The SIFF-2019 festival is organised by the State Committee on Youth Policy of Abkhazia and will last until April 8.

This year, the competition initially received about 3,000 applications from around the world, of which 30 short films were selected. The number of nominees for the main prize included participants from Spain, France, Germany, South Korea, Poland, Kosovo, Iran, Estonia, Tunisia, Italy, Romania, Greece, China, Kazakhstan, Andorra, Turkey, Russia, Belarus and Abkhazia. The Grand Prix of the film festival provides for a cash reward of 200 thousand rubles.

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