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Georgian Opera in Moscow - With Gamrekeli's Set Design

Abesalom da Eteri [Abesalom and Eteri]. Russian title: Abesalom i Eteri: opera v 4-kh deistviiakh. Muzyka narodnogo artista Z. P. Paliashvili. Dekada gruzinskogo iskusstva v Moskve [A decade of Georgian art in Moscow; series title].

Tbilisi: Gamomts'emloba T'emi, 1936. Octavo (17.5 × 12.5 cm). Original pictorial staple-stitched wrappers; 29 pp. With Paliashvili's portrait, actor portraits, and 2 color-plate reproductions of set design by Irakli Gamrekeli. About very good; light wear to lower spine extremity.

Libretto for the Georgian romantic opera based on the medieval Georgian poem “Eteriani,” which also uses the poetry of the seventeenth-century Georgian bard Shota Rustaveli. Composed by Zak’aria P’aliashvili (1871–1933), one of the founders of Georgian classical music, with a libretto by Petre Mirianashvili (1860–1944). The opera premiered in 1919 at the Georgian National Theater, and was the first opera written in Georgian to achieve high artistic status in Georgia and in the Russian Empire. The music from the opera has become so iconic that excerpts from the score have recently been used in the Georgian national anthem.

With a two-page preface on Paliashvili. The set design for the opera was by Georgian avant-garde artist Irakli Gamrekeli (1894-1943), who is considered the father of Georgian stage design.

As of March 2021, not in KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 50791

Price: $650.00