"To Know Wisdom and Instruction": The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress
Excerpt from the Opera Anush
This excerpt from Act I of the 1952 recording of the opera Anush features the chorus, “Ampi takitsۢ” (From Under the Cloud), sung by the village women. This standard recording of Armen Tigranyan’s operatic version of Hovhannes T‘umanyan‘s beloved poem Anush, published in 1892, was made in the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (S.S.R.), one of the fifteen federated republics of the Soviet Union, in 1952. It stars the legendary soprano Gohar Gasparyan as Anush and the chorus and orchestra of the Armenian State Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the Armenian S.S.R.