A rare theatre program was issued in French, Ottoman and Armenian in Istanbul circa 1910 for the matinee and evening performance of the Ottoman operetta Leblebici Horhor Ağa in the Orieantal Theater (Şark Theatre) in the Şehzadebaşı neighborhood in Istanbul.
Operetta Leblebici Horhor Ağa was written by an Armenian author Tigran Tchoukhajian in 1875, and first performed on January 11, 1876, in Beyoğlu French Theater. Tigran Tchoukhajian (Տիգրան Չուխաճեան, Dikran Çuhacıyan, 1837 – 1898) was an Ottoman Armenian composer, and conductor, the founder of the first opera institution in the Ottoman Empire and is today considered the first opera composer in Turkish history. Armenians represented the majority in the theatre and opera world of the Ottoman Empire. The Şark Theatre was built at the end of the 19th century under the influence of the Western Theatre and until the first years of the 20th century hosted various modern theater pieces and operas.
The program was printed by an Armenian printer Arshak Karoyan, who was active in Istanbul between circa 1910 and 1920.