- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
April 09, 2004

Arts: Matters of Art and Culture in Armenia

Conducting a Challenge for Change: Rejected maestro returns to rally opposition

After leaving Armenia and vowing to never return, veteran conductor Ohan Duryan has returned to lend his name to the movement of political opposition afoot in Yerevan.

Two years ago Duryan left in anger, when Ministry of Culture officials revoked his “life time” contract as chief conductor and musical director of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

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From Russia with Love: Popular Moscow theater troupe visits Yerevan

This week theater fans of Yerevan were given an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the leading actors of Russia’s Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre.

During a three-day tour actors from the popular theater performed “Ode to Eve”, by French playwright Eric Schmidt, staged by Sergey Yashin. The tour was organized by Stage Crossroad cultural center.

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According to Agnes


Sad Site: Funicular car that killed five remains in yard of shocked family

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Cold Reality: Nature (again) turns a brutal breath to village farmers

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Plane Beautiful

Wednesday (April 7) was "Day of Mothers and Beauty" in Armenia. At Zvartnots International Airport, staff greeted girls and women with flowers -- one small step for womenkind, one giant leap for civility in civil aviation.



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