Five-year long renovation of the legendary Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Zakaria Paliashvili has finally ended, - reports the news agency “Sputnik Georgia” with reference to the press-service of the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia. Long awaited official opening of the theatre after restoration will be held on 30 January 2016.
The restoration process, supervised by the architect Leri Medzmariashvili, resulted in fixing the foundation and roof of the theatre, painting of the interior, mechanism of the stage, material-technical equipment of the theatre renewal, orchestra pit expansion, and rearrangement of the rehearsal hall named after Djansuga Kakhidze. Open verandas and exhibition space, new make-up rooms for actors, recreation hall for intervals will be available as of the opening ceremony.
The opening of the Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre will be celebrated with the opera “Abesalom and Eteri”, directed by Gizo Jordania. Leading parts are performed by worldwide known Georgian opera singers Lado Ataneli and Tamar Iveri. The ballet group will perform in the renewed theatre with the premier of the legendary ballet staging “Gorda” to the music of the composer David Toradze.