CREATION OF THE TATAR STATE OPERA THEATRE AND ITS EARLY YEARS (1938-1940)

Abstract: 

In the article the history of creation and functioning of the Tatar State Opera Theatre in 1938-1941 is presented. Its objectives, formation of the company (soloists, chorus, ballet, orchestra), organizational and creative problems, preparation for the opening with the opera “The Fugitive” by N.Zhiganov, the national profile and its implementation in the theater, the repertoire plans (national and classical repertoire) are discussed. The issue of training its company for the participation in the Decade of the Tatar Art in Moscow in August 1941 is highlighted.

Key words: 

national culture, 1938-1940s, the Tatar Opera Theatre, the Tatar opera studio, national and classical opera repertoire, Decade of the Tatar Art.

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