Azerbaijan State Academic Musical Theater

The national musical comedy genre was established in the early 20th century in Azerbaijan. The founder of this genre, like Opera, is the great composer Uzeyir Hajibayli. The premiere of “Husband and wife” musical comedy written by Uzeyir Hajibayli in 1909 was held in the circus building of Nikitin's brothers on May 24, 1910. This performance laid the foundation of Azerbaijan Musical Comedy Theater age. In the following years Uzeyir Hajibayli’s “, "Arshin Mal Alan" (1913) and “If Not That One, Then This One” musical comedies were demonstrated too. Also in the pre-revolutionary period, Z. Hajibayov's "Young at Fifty Years Old", "Single while married", M. Kazimovski's "Molla Jabi" and "Vurhavur" musical comedies were also played. The actors like H.Arablinski, M.Aliyev, A.Agdamski, A.Huseynzade, H.Abbasov, A. and Y. Olenskaya, R.Darably, and A.Anaply played essential roles in these performances. Musical comedies were played at the Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theater till 1938. In 1938, an independent theatre of musical comedy (with Azerbaijan and Russian departments) was organized and acquired the official status of "Azerbaijan State Theatre of Musical Comedy" in September of the same year. In 1939, in the Azerbaijani section of the theater, "Bride for 5 pounds" (S. Rustamov), "Husband and Wife", "Single while married” (Z.Hajibayov), and later "Whose Wedding?" (A. Mashadibeyov), “Rose” (S.Hajibeyov), in the Russian section “Blue Mazur" (F.Lehar), "Arshin Mal Alan" (U.Hajibayov), "Circus Queen" (I.Kalman),” Wedding in Malikovna" (B.Aleksandrov) were shown.

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Hours & Admission

: Closed
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm


Getting there

State Academic Musical Theater

Address: Zarifa Aliyeva street 8, Baku/Azerbaijan

Contacts:(+994) 12 598 4917

15 minutes on foot from Icerisheher Metro Station