The State Academic Grand Theatre of Uzbekistan named after Alisher Navoi was founded in June 1939. This is one of the leading operas and ballet theatres in Uzbekistan. The theatre has the rich history full of significant events.
The beginning of the history of the theatre was led by the People's artist of Uzbekistan Muhiddin Kari-Yakubov, when in 1929, under his leadership, concert and ethnographic ensemble lovers created a professional theatre, the dance group of which was headed by the famous Tamara Khanum.
The premiere of the first folk Opera "Buran", staged in 1939, had a success among audiences and critics. Afterwards other operassuch as "Eugene Onegin", "Gulsara" and ballets - "Coppelia", "Red poppy", "Don Quixote", "Ballet dancer" were staged there.
The theatre is located in the centre of Tashkent on Islam Karimov street. The building is surrounded with a beautiful park with a great number of ornamental trees and a dancing fountain.
The auditorium has a parterre and two tiers and can accommodate up to 1,440 people. The walls are decorated with gilt ornaments and light paint.
The theater's international projects comprise the organization of such events as the Tashkent Bahori Opera and Ballet Festival, a Festival to honor of the 150th anniversary of Giacomo Puccini as well as participation in the foreign staging of such operas as "the Tsar's Bride", "Love Drink", "Bohemia" and many others.
You can get acquainted with the actual repertoire of the theater on the website: https://gabt.uz