Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre

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Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre
Old synagogue building.JPG
Address Baku
 Azerbaijan
Owner Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan
Type State theatre
Opened 1968
Years active 1968—present

The Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre (Azerbaijani: Rəşid Behbudov adına Dövlət Mahnı Teatrı) is located in Azerbaijan's capital Baku, on the Rashid Behbudov Street, and is named after Rashid Behbudov, who founded it. The building's facade features columns with Ionic order and ornamented pediment with lyre on it.

The theatre's repertoire consists of folk songs, mugams and tasnifs, as well as of works of national composers like Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Gara Garayev, Fikrat Amirov or Tofig Guliyev. Popular artists, such as Zaur Rzayev, Ilhama Guliyeva, Mubariz Taghiyev, Azar Zeynalov, Zohra Abdullayeva and Aybaniz Hashimova, worked in the theatre.[1]

The theatre is open from 9 a.m. to 18 p.m.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Azerbaijan State Song Theatre by Rashid Behbudov". Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan. Retrieved 2010-12-24.