Armenian filmmaker stages The Barber of Seville in Riga

PanARMENIAN.Net - Recently, the Latvian capital Riga hosted the premiere of The Barber of Seville opera.

The opera staging, performed by a 27-year old film director Hayk Karapetyan, enjoyed positive critical acclaim.

Within the framework of her visit to Latvia, Armenian Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan met with the young filmmaker. The possibility of his participation in Golden Apricot International Film Festival was discussed.

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