National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania

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The Opera House captured in 2001

The National Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Albania (Albanian: Teatri Kombetar i Operas dhe i Baletit) or TKOB is a theatre in Tirana, Albania.


The National Opera and Ballet Theatre was founded on November 29, 1953.[1] It first operated within the building of the Academy of Music and Arts of Albania and subsequently transferred into the Palace of Culture of Tirana building at the center of the city of Tirana.

The Theatre reports to the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports and is financed out of the state budget. The Theatre employs 196 persons.[1]

The national Song and Dance Ensemble often performs at the national theatre.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports. "OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE" (in Albanian). Albanian Government. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Gillian Gloyer (17 July 2008). Albania: the Bradt Travel Guide. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 60. ISBN 978-1-84162-246-0. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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