Gayane (Gayaneh or Gayne (the e is pronounced); Armenian: Գայանե; is a four-act ballet with music by Aram Khachaturian. Originally composed in or before 1939, when it was first Produced (in Yerevan) as "Happiness". [The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music, Third Edition, by Michael Kennedy, 1980. Same information in The New Penguin Dictionary of Music by Paul Griffiths, 2004.] Revised in 1941–42 to a libretto by Konstantin Derzhavin and with choreography by Nina Aleksandrovna Anisimova (Derzhavin's wife), the score was revised in 1952 and in 1957, with a new plot. The stage design was by Nathan Altman (scenery) and Tatyana Bruni (costumes).
|Date of composition||1942 (Composed in 1939. Revised in 1941-1942)|
|Premiered||1942, December 9th in Perm, Perm Krai, Russia|
|Approx. duration||150 minutes|
Aram Khatchatourian: Gayane
Aram Il'ič Chačaturjan: Gayane
Aram Chatschaturjan: Gayane