State Academic Bolshoi Theatre opens after reconstruction

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October 28, 2015

State Academic Bolshoi Theatre opens after reconstruction

acadmicState Academic Bolshoi Theatre of ballet and opera named after Alisher Navoi was opened in Tashkent on 25 October after undergoing a major reconstruction.

Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe participated in the opening ceremony of the theatre.

A particular attention is paid to creation of all necessary conditions and facilities for productive activities of theater groups.

The theater building, constructed in 1947, is a unique example of national architecture, priceless cultural heritage. Engineering and communication systems, including heating and air conditioning have been completely renovated. A special attention was paid to preservation of all the elements of the original interior of the theater during the reconstruction, UzA reported.

The auditorium of 736 seats delights with intricate gold patterns of oriental ornament and a huge crystal chandelier. Through an elaborate layout, a spectator from anywhere in the hall can see and hear well what is happening on stage. Modern lighting and sound equipment, equipment for visual and acoustical effects enhance the pleasure of the play.

At the bottom is the renewed stage orchestra pit, which, if necessary, may be lifted by modern means to the level of the stage, allowing the audience to enjoy the play of the orchestra.

During the reconstruction a special attention was also paid to the arrangement of rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, creation of necessary conditions for decorators, craftsmen, make-up artists, sound engineers and radio operators, communication specialists, costume designers, stage engineers, in short, all the those who work behind the scenes, without which it is impossible to imagine the work of the theater.