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Composer: Tchoukhajian, Dikran (1837-1898)

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Year of birth1837
Year of death1898
NationalityArmenia
PeriodRomantic
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Modified Turkish delight: Tchouhadjian’s Gariné

Danae Eleni (Gariné) and Leon Berger (Hor Hor) © Robert Workman
Last night, Glyndebourne presented Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Proms, a tale of intrigue in a Turkish harem. At Grimeborn Festival, a grungy, hip East End alternative, we had the genuine article: Gariné, an opera buffa by Turkish/Armenian composer Dikran Tchouhadjian.
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