National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A.SpendaryanWednesday, May 24, 2023
Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan is located in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan.
In January1926, it was decided to build Council of People’s Commissars of the Armenian SSR with a theatrical hall in Yerevan. The construction management of this project was assigned to AlexanderTamanyan. Starting the project, Tamanyan tried to realize all requirements of that time: a theater for 1200 spectators, a concert hall, auditoriums, a library, exhibition halls, group training rooms, a cafeteria.
The construction site of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Armenian SSR was fixed by the general plan of Yerevan. The building is circular, it consists of 2 halls: AramKhachaturian concert hall – about 1400 seats, Alexander Spendiaryan NationalOpera and Ballet theater – 1200 seats, which later reached to 1260 seats. The Opera and Ballett heater was officially opened in 1933. The first performance on January 20 was the opera “#Almast”. In 1935 the theater was called Opera and Ballet, in 1939 after Al. Spendiaryan State Opera and Ballet Theater, in 1956 – Academic and 1994 – National Academic.