The Minister of Culture, Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro during a press conference, declared that on February 20, 2017 the staff of the opera, orchestras and test rooms will be shifted to Kinostudio (former Albanian National Film Studio) due to reconstruction works. It will stay there for 3 years until the completion of reconstruction works of the existing theater. The reconstruction project costs 1 billion and is expected to complete in a three year period.
"The performance at all times should be 50% in scenes of Tirana and 50% outside the capital. It is our obligation and I think that, no matter who will be the director of this institution, to bring art closer and have it accessible to all Albanians wherever they are, "-said TKOB Director, Mrs. Zana Cela highlighting that this way she will complete one of the topics of the program she had, when running for this position.
The project of reconstruction were presented in details with photos of what is now and what will be in the future the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet, one of the most important art institutions in Albania.
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