Died people’s artist of the USSR May Guliyeva

© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Calopresti in fotobanka artist of the USSR, the singer Maya Kulieva. Archival photoDied people’s artist of the USSR May Guliyeva© RIA Novosti / Yuri to Calopresti the image Bank

In Ashgabat on 98-m to year of life has died the national actress of the USSR, the first in the history of Turkmenistan performer of Opera party of European works May Guliyev. Wrote about this Russian-language newspaper «Neutral Turkmenistan».

May Guliyev studied at the Moscow state Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky and received a specialty singer of the Opera house. In 1941 he became an artist of the Turkmen state academic theater of Opera and ballet named after Magtymguly. Then he worked as an Opera soloist, the chief Director and the Director of the same theatre.

In 1943 Guliyeva was awarded the title of honored artist of the Turkmen SSR, in 1952 — people’s artist of the Turkmen SSR, and in 1955 she became the people’s artist of the USSR.

© RIA Novosti / Yakov to Bilinearity in fotobanka artist of the USSR Maya Kulieva in Shasenem role in the Opera «Shasenem and Gharib». 1 Dec 1956 Died people’s artist of the USSR May Guliyeva© RIA Novosti / Yakov to Bilinearity in fotobanka artist of the USSR Maya Kulieva in Shasenem role in the Opera «Shasenem and Gharib». 1 Dec 1956
Opera in Turkmenistan

During the reign of the first President of Turkmenistan Saparmurat Niyazov, Opera, ballet and the circus, have been consigned to oblivion. Turkmenbashi believed that these kinds of art incomprehensible and alien to the Turkmen people.

Only in 2007, when the President became Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in Turkmenistan, Opera began to revive. A year later, the President signed a decree on assigning May Guliyeva the title of Hero of Turkmenistan with the award gold medal of the Altyn Ay («Golden Moon») for the contribution to development of the Turkmen art.

© Turkmenfilm (1979)scene from the film «the sun» Died people’s artist of the USSR May Guliyeva© Turkmenfilm (1979)scene from the movie «the Time by the sun»

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