The Persians by Aeschylus

"Persians" is one of the masterpieces of the Greek tragedian Aeschylus. The actions are taking place in Persia during the fifth century B.C., when Persian King Xerxes attacks Athens, the capital of Greece, and loses the battle. By revealing different point of views of certain characters about the failure of the young king, the author points out how tragic consequences can be, when they are lead by unreasonable moves. "Persians" is the first play that has been written on historical bases. This is a tragedy written by the enemy about another enemy. “…despite these troubling times, you should each day discover reasons to rejoice, for riches bring no profit whatsoever to the dead.” King Darius

It was performed in Nagorno Karabakh/Armenia in July 2016. Sponsored by Luys Foundation and the Ministry of Culture of Nagorno Karabakh

Director: Arthur Makaryan, Choreographer and Designer: Christine Kazanchian, Producer: Arpine Kirakosyan, Casting by: Marianna Grigoryan, Dramaturg: Ani Vardanyan

Featuring: Martin Aloyan Samvel Mkrtchyan Gevorg Hayrapetyan Marianna Grigoryan Paver Terteryan Manuel Matevosyan Martik Hakobyan Lena Matevosyan Boris Balayan “Mrakats” national chamber choir Soprano: Rita Petrosyan Mezzo Soprano: Karine Aghabekyan Alt: Jana Davtyan

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