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Ani Arutyunyan

Ani Arutyunyan

Art historian, theatre critic, cultural manager, performing arts curator. She has collaborated with the International Theatre Festivals in Yerevan, (Armenia), Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (Russia). She has a degree of Candidate of the Arts (Ph.D.) in Theatre Studies from The Russian University of Theatre Arts (GITIS). The thesis of my Ph.D concerning "Sam Shepard's drama and Off-Off-Broadway experiments in "La Mama" theatre".

Fields of interests: modern drama, contemporary art, experimental theaters, American Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway. 




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BWW Review: MAZEPPA - Opera Blockbuster at Bolshoi Theatre
July 8, 2021

Recently the Bolshoi Theatre presented Tchaikovsky's three acts opera 'Mazeppa', based on Pushkin's poem 'Poltava', part of cultural legacy of Mazeppa. Pushkin took some creative freedom in order to create powerful characters and grand passions. The opera was composed between June 1881 and April 1883. It combines tragedy and soulful lyricism. For the first time 'Mazeppa' was staged in the Bolshoi Theater in 1884, then different stage adaptations were constantly appearing in the repertoire.