Lecture. Her story az presents: Shafiqa Akhundova: The story of the first female opera composer in the East.

Shafiga Akhundova (21 January 1924 – 26 July 2013) was a prominent Azerbaijani composer, the first professional female author of an opera in the East and People’s Artist of Azerbaijan. n 1972, Shafiga Akhundova composed her first opera “Galin gayasi” (Bride’s rock) and became the first female composer in the East. She also has composed such works as “Ev bizim, sirr bizim” operetta, a lot of songs and romances, music for spectacles for children etc. She composed music to more than 30 spectacles, staged on state theatres.

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