The opera house was built to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Soviet Armenia. It took three years to construct and the first concert given was Telemann’s Swan Song, as if the authorities could predict subsequent events in Armenia.
Children play their part in their own little theatre. They can ride on a panda, or Winnie the Pooh, for just a few cents. The monumental Opera House is looking down on the plastic playground. The Times, they are a-changin’.