The Days Tehran had Opera

Evlin Baghcheban’s played a crucial role in promoting opera and choral music in Iran. On the 10th anniversary of her death, her son, Kaveh Baghcheban, has published some of the recordings and documents from the family’s private archive. Many recordings and documents were destroyed in 1979 making any research into the history of opera and choral music in Iran rather difficult. Funded by Toos Foundation in London, the published collection includes an audio CD and more than 50 rare documents and photos. It is focused on Evlin Baghcheban’s career, but shedding light on the history of music in 20th-century Iran as well. Most of the materials were previously not accessible to the public. October 2020.