Art patronage is a long-term investment. Hasmik Papyan


Opera singer Hasmik Papyan, artistic director of the Saryan Opera Studio spoke on the staging of the opera "Don Giovanni", the role of art in the war situation, the perspective of the opera studio and other topics in the "Artfocus" pavillion. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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The children's choir of Tavush


From September 5 to 11, the "Starmus" international festival of scientific communication and art was held in Yerevan, one of the most memorable and bright points of which was the performance of the Tavush Diocese Children's Choir. "Artfocus" hosted Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of the Diocese of Tavush, and Maria Galstanyan, choir director. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.Next, cultural news.

The phenomenon of photographer Gagik Harutyunyan


"Dialogue of Cultures" organization presents the retrospective exhibition "Inside the Moment" of Gagik Harutyunyan, a prominent representative of Armenian artistic photography, at the Museum of Armenian History. Journalist, screenwriter Tigran Paskevichyan and Sona Harutyunyan, founder president of the "Dialogue of Cultures" organization, talked about Gagik Harutyunyan's art and the upcoming exhibition in the "Artfocus" pavillion. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Opera and Ballet Theater Today and Tomorrow


Acting director of the Opera and Ballet Theater named after Spendiaryan, conductor Karen Durgaryan spoke about the most important decisions, rebranding, staff shortage, the theater's main income sources, and the introduction of the subscription system during the administration of the new management of the theater in the "Artfocus" pavillion. Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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How and why the Puppet Theater started in the life of the Elbakians


How many performances are there in the repertoire of the Yerevan Puppet Theater, what inspires the artists to continue creating? The chief director of the Puppet Theater, honored artist Anna Elbakyan and the director of the theater Ruben Abrahamyan are hosted in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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Is the state interested in preserving creative unions?


What model of relations between the Union of Composers and the state operates after the collapse of the USSR? Do composers write music on national orders? The chairman of the Union of RA Composers, honored figure of the RA, professor Aram Satyan was hosted at "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Nora Martirosyan's Artsakh


Nora Martirosyan's feature film "When the Wind Calms Down" was selected at the Cannes Film Festival in 2020. The film was screened at the "Golden Apricot" film festival these days. Film director Nor Martirosyan talked about her first thought about the film when she heard the news of the 44-day war, about deliberately not making a propaganda film, the key to success in Cannes, her intention to make a mainstream film and other topics at the "Artfocus" booth. Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Golden Apricot 2022


What films should not be missed at the "Golden Apricot" film festival this year?  Karen Avetisyan, artistic director of the film festival and film critic is hosted in "Artfocus".  Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.
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Contemporary Dance and Summeet Festival


Are young dancers more interested in contemporary dance today than they were years ago? Why did the Ghazaros Saryan Opera Studio decide to become a springboard not only for opera singers, but also for ballet dancers? What meetings did the representatives of the "Summeet" festival have with local artists, choreographers and the audience in the regions? Hayk Vardanyan and Arina Araratyan were hosted in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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Arthur Avanesov on Armenian contemporary composing art


Which are the institutes that give orders to contemporary composers to write music abroad and in Armenia? Was it the last peak of the art of composition in the 70-80s of the last century? Do Armenian composers today address social and political issues, do they become the documents of the time or not? Composer, pianist, musicologist Arthur Avanesov is in "Artfocus". The conversation is conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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David Halajyan celebrates the 60th anniversary. The composer's "Messa of Light" was performed in Yerevan


Well-known composer, conductor David Halajyan spoke at "Artfocus" about the value of composer-performer cooperation, the value of works created through artificial intelligence, the desire to be a documentary of time. The conversation was conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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The charm of Armenian wine and ...


How many names of wine were produced in Artsakh before the 44-day war, how many did we lose? How successful are Armenian wines in the highly competitive environment of wine production?  How to choose a good wine? Winemaker Vahe Keushgeryan was hosted at "Artfocus". The conversation was conducted by Anahit Margaryan.
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