On January 15 Eldar Aliev's ballet "One Thousand and One Nights", set to the music by Fikret Amirov, will open at the Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg. Conducting the premiere is Ayyub Guliev.
The ballet, based on the famous fairy tale, is a part of the annual Mariinsky Primorsky Stage tour in St.Petersburg, which will take place from January 15 to 22.
The production under the baton of Ayyub Guliev initially premiered in Vladivostok in August 2020. The premiere was highly acclaimed by the critics:
"Conductor Ayyub Guliyev, invited from Baku, is well acquainted with the score and skillfully reveals all its merits. His great achivement is making the Russian orchestra sound with no "accent", while performing Azerbaijani music." - AiF
"The orchestra under Ayyub Guliyev sounded emotioanally rich, musicians were able to clearly convey Amirov's folklore intonations..."
"At the premiere Amirov's melodic music, with a national identity, sounded expressive and powerful thanks to the to the guest conductor from Baku Ayyub Guliyev." - Literaturnaya Gazeta