Court Upholds Orbelian Claim at Opera House

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YEREVAN (Factinfo) — The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction on October 8 upheld the claim of Konstantin Orbelian, artistic director of the Opera House. Director of the Youth Programs at the Opera House Levon Javadyan said.

“The lawsuit demands to invalidate the former Minister of Culture Nazeni Gharibyan’s 2019 order of release on March 28­,” said Javadyan.

By a decision of Gharibyan, Orbelian was dismissed from the post of director of National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. The justification was that a person may not hold two positions at the same time, unless it is creative, scientific or educational. Another reason was Orbelian’s lack of knowledge of Armenian.

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