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Arts Calendar / May 28 / Ballet
19:00 A Legend of Love
Arif Melikov's ballet in three acts. 170 min. (with two intervals). Libretto by Nazym Hikmet and Yuri Grigorovich. Music Director: Pavel Sorokin. Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich. Arif Malikov (also Melikov; September 13, 1933 in Baku) is an Azerbaijani and Soviet composer. He graduated from the Baku Conservatory as a music composer in 1958. He shot to fame in 1961 when his first major composition "Legend of Love" was staged at the Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Leningrad (present day St Petersburg) and received nationwide acclaim. The ballet has been staged in several countries in Europe and is regarded as one of the finest works emerging from the former Soviet Union. The ballet "Legend of Love", is based upon the legend of "Farhad and Shirin", a story of unrequited love that was immortalized by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet.
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