[GEORGIAN OPERAS PERFORMED IN MOSCOW]. [Two decorative programs for the Georgian Operas: "Daisi" and "Darejan the Wily"]. Tbilisi 1936.
. Comprises: 1. Daisi: Opera. Dekada gruzinskogo iskusstva v Moskve (Twilight: Opera in 3 acts: A Decade of Georgian Art in Moscow / Music by Z.P. Palishvili). Tbilisi, "Tekhnika da Shroma", 1936. Pp. 27. With illustrations. Original coloured pictorial wrappers, spine chipped. Text in Russian, title also in Georgian.The famous opera Daisi is composed by the founder of Georgian classical music, Zakaria Paliashvili and the libretto was compiled by the Georgian actor and playwright Valerian Gunia. First performed in Tblisi in 1923. This production was compiled for "The Decade of the Georgian Culture", a ten-day event aimed at displaying achievements of the national minorities of the USSR; held in Moscow in January 1937. (Daisi became the gem of the event mainly due to the set design by the noted Georgian theatre artist Solomon Virsaladze)2. Kovarnaya Daredzhan: Opera. Dekada gruz. iskusstva v Moskve (Darejan the Willy: Opera in 3 acts: A Decade of Georgian Art in Moscow/ Music by M.A. Balanchivadze). Tblisi, "Technika da Shroma", 1936. With illustrations. Original coloured pictorial wrappers, spine chipped, small loss of lower left corner. Text in Russian, title also in Georgian. The first Georgian opera, premiered as Tamar the Wily on the stage of Tbilisi Opera Theatre in April 1926. Under the new title Darejan the Wily it was performed in Moscow during the event "The Decade of Georgian Art", with success. Meliton Balanchivadze is one of the greatest Georgian composers.
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