Ashig Garib (opera)

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A scene from Ashig Garib

Ashig Garib (Azerbaijani: Aşıq Qərib) – is the first opera written by Azerbaijani composer Zulfugar Hajibeyov, in 1916, based on motifs of a dastan of the same name.[1] The opera was staged in Baku, in the theater of Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, for the first time.

Actors and singers such as Huseyngulu Sarabski, Huseynagha Hajibababeyov [2] and others performed main parts of “Ashig Garib” opera. Ahmad Badalbayli, famed as Ahmed Agdamski,[3] Rubaba Muradova[4] and other actors acted the part of Shahsenem, Garib’s beloved, at that times.


  1. ^ V.A.Manuylov (1973–1982). Ашик-Кериб. Moscow: Музыкальная энциклопедия. 
  2. ^ K.A.Gasimov (1981). Гаджибабабеков Г. А. С. Moscow: Soviet Encyclopedia. p. 42. 
  3. ^ K.A.Gasimov (1973–1982). Агдамский А. Б. Moscow: Музыкальная энциклопедия. 
  4. ^ Мурадова Р. Х. Moscow: Музыкальная энциклопедия. 1973–1982.