Navoi Theater, Ashkent, Uzbekistán

The Opera and Ballet Grand Academic Theatre in Tashkent named after Alisher Navoi is one of the leading centers of performing arts in Central Asia, where many famous conductors and musicians, artistes and singers have performed. In fact this is one of the only 3 theatres that were given the status of Grand in the erstwhile Soviet Union. The other 2 theatres were in Moscow and Minsk.

The artists of Navoi Theatre in Tashkent have graced the stages of La Scala, Milan, The Paris Opera, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan and the Bolshoi and Mariynsky theatres. Its wide repertoire ranges from classical favourites such as Swan Lake and Don-Quixote, to original creations, such as Dilorom or Tanovar, inspired by ancient Uzbek folk tales. Their performances can be compared to the best in the world.

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