• "If Not That One, then this one"

    Age Limit: 6+

    Author: Uzeyir Hajibeyli

    Genre: Musical comedy

    Language: Azerbaijani

    Duration of the performance:  I part – 65 minutes

                                                         II part – 70 minutes

    Stage director : Janat Alibekova

    Producer: Nazim Khadjialibekov

    Art director : Ismayil Mamedov

    The founder of the national operetta genre –Uzeyir Hajibayli’s “If Not That One, then this one” was written in 1911 and has been repeatedly performed by various theater troupes.

    The events in the operetta cover the period early of twentieth century, when women's rights were violated and they were exploited by merchants, owners and grooms. Main character of the work – trader Mashadi Ibad is the typical representative of such owners. His desire to marry young Gulnaz, competing with intelligent, young and modern Sarvar has made him target of laugh by the author.

    In fact, what makes Mashadi Ibad to marry her is not only his wealth but also Rustam bay to lose all his money at gambling - who is the father of Gulnaz. He agreed to give her daughter to this old, wealthy man to strip more money from him.
    Throughout the work both Mashadi Ibad and his “intelligent”, cheat and only own profit seeker circle’s disguise  is clearly opened and showed very skillfully, thus this way society takes a step to get rid out  of its past.

    Successfully demonstrations of “If not that one, then this one” operetta laid it to be written in golden letters in the history of Azerbaijan theater and played a great role in the development dozens of young actors.

Helpful info
Events can be visited by:
From 6+ age
Event duration:
19:00 - 21:10 - Sat, 30 Oct

Azerbaijan State Academic Musical Theatre

Zarifa Aliyeva Street 8, Baku, Azerbaijan
(+994 12) 598 49 17