BAKU MARIONETTE THEATER
The Marionette Theater is one of the theatrical art genres that are popular all around the world. Such theater tradition does not exist in many countries due to its complexity. The first performance in Azerbaijan using marionette puppets, was presented by director and artist,Tarlan Gorchu in the late 1980s. A marionette performance based on the “Arshin mal alan” (cloth peddler) operetta by Uzeyir Hajibeyli, the founder of the Azerbaijani composers’ school, was premiered in France in 1990, and subsequently the show was performed in Germany, the USA, Russia, Poland, Switzerland and other countries. A special building in the Old City was allocated to the theatre in 2013, with the support of Mehriban Aliyeva, the First Lady of Azerbaijan. In order to enable the theatre to expand its activities, all requirements have been met for the theatre’s operation in the XIX Century, neo-classical building located on M Magomayev Street. The Baku Marionette Theatre presented a performance based on the “Leyli and Majnun” opera by U.Hajibayli here in December, 2016. The preparation work on the 14-act puppet spectacle took three years. The theatre’s next project will be the marionette performance of “O olmasin, bu olsun” (If not that one, then this one) operetta by U.Hajibayli.