Anush Opera was not staged because of turmoil over pension reforms (video)

The opera Anush which was to be staged at the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A.Spendiarian did not take place due to the recent turmoil over the controversial pension reform in Armenia.

Despite the crowded hall the actors did not turn up on the stage in protest against deductions from their monthly wages in line with the reform.

Members of “I am against” initiative were also in the yard of the Opera House. A1+’s correspondent reported from the ground that when the dancers came out into the yard and informed the crowd about the actors’ move, the presentees greeted them with loud applause.

However, the audience was informed that the performance did not take place as some of the actors were sick.