The stage at the opera house in Tbilisi, Georgia.
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Inside Tbilisi's restored historic opera house

The historic opera house in the Georgian capital Tbilisi has opened its doors after a six-year renovation.

The theatre was built when Georgia was part of imperial Russia. It has survived the Soviet era and Georgia's own civil war.

The $40m (£28m) restoration was paid for by the country's richest man and former prime minister.

The BBC's Rayhan Demytrie went to the opening night.

  • 31 Jan 2016
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