Azerbaijan State Musical Theater

Azerbaijan State Theater of Musical Comedy named after Shikhali Kurbanov (343 seats). The Azerbaijan Folk Musical Comedy Genre appeared in the early 20th century. As an opera this genre appeared after the work of Hajibeyov. His comedy "Husband and Wife", written in 1909, was presented in Baku in 1910. In the following years, Hajibeyov's musical comedies "It's impossible, it's possible" (1911), "Arshin Mal Alan" (1913) were represented. Before the revolution, Hajibeyov's comedies "50 Year Old Man", "Married Bachelor", Kazymovsky's "Molla Jabi", and "Voorhavur" were presented. The source of these comedies are feudal-patriarchal relations, social equality, women's rights, bribery, ignorance, etc. Until 1938, a musical comedy was shown at the Opera and Ballet Theater. Since 1938 - independent Theater of Musical Comedy. In 1967 the theater was given the name of Sh. Gurbanov.