Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre reopens

Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre reopens
Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre (Image: Carsten ten Brink under a CC licence)

1 December 2015

The Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre has reopened, having been closed for six years for renovations.

The theatre, located in the Georgian capital, held its first performance since the renovations on 28 November. Its ballet company presented Sarabande, Falling Angels and Petite Mort, choreographed by Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián.

An official opening ceremony is also planned for 2016, which will see a performance of the Georgian opera Abesalom and Eteri, directed by Gizo Jordania.

Originally constructed in 1851, the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre was the first opera theatre in the South Caucasus.

Source: Georgia Today