Arts and Culture with CBClub: Leyli and Majnun at the stage of Baku Marionette Theatre.

What a great time at Baku Marionette Theatre we had! The building itself, situated in the heart of Old City Icheri Sheher, is incredible, inside and out. A little bit about “Leyli and Majnun”: Leyli and Majnun is the first opera created in Azerbaijan and in the Middle East in general. Uzeyir-bey composed it based on extremely rich folklore materials including mughams and lyrical songs. At the same time, it contains both Oriental and European musical traditions interwoven with each other. Combined with a popular, classical story, its unique musical solution made this opera beloved not only in Azerbaijan but in many other nations as well.

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