The composer Karen Surenovich Hachaturyan (born in 1920) is one of the most significant and honoured successors of his great teachers V. Ya. Shabalin, N. Ya. Myaskovsky and D. D. Shostakovich, nephew of Aram Hachaturyan. His titles include the degree of a professor, People's Artist of Russia, State Prize Laureate.
Karen Hachaturyan's creation embraces mainly large-scaled symphonic canvases and chamber opuses striking by their palette, distinct structure and vivacity and noble spirit.
The ballet “Cipollino” appeared in 1974. The premiere dating 1975 took place in Kiev. Little spectators enjoy this fairytale by Gianni Rodari so skillfully embodied in moving performance.