The British premiere of Tigran Jukhajyan's "Karine" operetta will take place in London on August 14. Zhirayr Papazyan, the director, has told ArmInfo that the operetta will be staged in London on August 14 and 15. The premiere of "Karine" was held in France in May 2010 at Theatre of Saint-Maur (Paris) and Theatre de L'Odeon (Marseille). In November 2015, the operetta will be staged in Alfortville, France.
An annual watermelon festival will be held near the Swan Lake in Yerevan on July 18.
"I am an emotional person, but as an actress I always resign myself to the director," well-known Italian film star Ornella Muti said at a press conference in Yerevan on July 12. Muti failed to say what film is the key one in her career.
Among speakers there will be Sergey Demensky (Deputy General Director of MKR (International Development Corporation)), Andrey Shcherbak (Director General of Association of Tchaikovsky International Competition Stars), Tigran Hakobyan (CEO of MKR Media Armenia), Martoun Kostandyan (Principal of Tchaikovsky Special Music School) and Sergey Smbatyan (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia). Participants will touch upon topics related to the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians and the participation of the younger generation in this cultural event.
Orange press-office has informed ArmInfo that for the sixth consecutive year, Orange and music lovers celebrated World Music Day on June 21.
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan has led the Armenian delegation to participate in the opening ceremony of the Armenian pavilion at "Midem" International Music Festival in Cannes.
Yerevan city is celebrating the 112th anniversary of famous composer Aram Khachaturian. Yerevan municipality press-office has informed ArmInfo that on behalf of mayor Taron Margaryan Head of Culture and Tourism Department Kamo Movsesyan laid flowers on the grave of the famous composer at Komitas pantheon.
The first "Guide to Armenian Winemaking and Armenian Wines" has been published in Armenia. "We have all been looking forward to this event", Chairman of the Armenian Association of Winemakers Avag Harutyunyan told the media on June 5. He reminded that a similar book had been last published in 1968. Harutyunyan mentioned the importance of such books as a means of enticing investors into the winemaking sphere.
The 24th Festival hosted participants from 18 countries, including Russia, Italy, Spain, and Malta. Young performers Tatev Ghukasyan and Aleksandr Hakobyan (stage name - Aleksandr Plato) were representing Armenia. Aleksandr received Discovery special award of the selection committee, while Tatev was awarded for "The Best Female Voice".
The Armenian nation witnesses the destruction of its cultural heritage even in the 21st century, Edward Sharmazanov, Deputy Speaker of Armenian National Assembly, said during the closing ceremony of the Armenian Culture Week in Japan.
Genealogy that represents Armenia with the song "Face the Shadow" is among the first ten finalists of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
The Armenian national dance "Kochari" may be included into the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO, as a universal value, Hasmik Poghsoyan, Minister of Culture of Armenia told reporters on May 16. An application for it has already been submitted and the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris will discuss it this year.
Azerbaijani and Turkish lobby's attempts to prevent Armenian cultural programs abroad have failed. As Armenia marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in 1915, various events timed to that tragedy are held worldwide this year. Meanwhile, Azerbaijan and Turkey try their best to somehow impede the Armenian cultural programs and events abroad.
On Saturday, its opening day, the jury of the 56th Venice Biennale announced the winners of the international art festival. The Armenian pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for presenting works by the Armenian diaspora on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Asbarez reports.
On May 16, 110 museums in Armenia will open to visitors as part of the traditional campaign Museum Night, Deputy Minister of Culture Arev Samuelyan said in the Government, Thursday.
Press secretary of Armenia's National Film Center Ruzanna Bagratunyan has told ArmInfo journalist that in 2015 Armenia will participate in the Cannes Marche du Film for the 7th time.