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National Gallery Hosts an Exhibition of Leading Designer of Ballet and Opera Soliko Virsaladze

On January 14, a retrospective exhibition of the great Georgian scenographer Soliko Virsaladze (1909-1988) will open at the Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery. The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs of Georgia, Soliko Virsaladze Foundation, National Gallery and Bank of Georgia.

The exhibition, which will last for a month, will present about 200 works of the artist and archival items in his house-museum, as well as costumes from the LEPLs of the Ministry of Culture - Palace of Arts - Museum of Cultural History and Georgian National Ballet "Sukhishvilebi".

Soliko Virsaladze created his own signature in the scenography of the 20th century. His creative activity begins at the Zakaria Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theater in Tbilisi. 

The role of Soliko Virsaladze in the history of the Georgian National Ensemble named after Iliko Sukhishvili and Nino Ramishvili is very important, as the "Georgian National Ballet" is an "invention" of the Sukhishvili and Soliko Virsaladze. Soliko Virsaladze's theatrical scenography created with refined taste and refined precision is among the best works of world performing art.

It should be noted that the last exhibition of Soliko Virsaladze's works was held in Georgia 20 years ago.