Favorite Ballet for Beautiful Ladies

The Astana Opera Ballet Company for the first time at the Astana Opera will present P. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in a new choreographic version of the Artistic Director of the ballet company, People’s Artist of Russia Altynai Asylmuratova. The ballet will be performed on March 8, 10 and 17 at the opera house’s Main Hall.

Let us remind that the premiere of the new choreographic version was performed by the Astana Opera Ballet Company as part of the tour to the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman, 2017). The ballet company’s success was called a triumph: our dancers received well-deserved stormy and prolonged ovations of the foreign audience.

It is impossible to imagine an opera house without the ballet Swan Lake. Extraordinary popularity made it a symbol of academic ballet art. At the heart of the libretto is a widely used in fairytale folklore story about a girl turned into a bird by the power of an evil spell. The evil sorcerer’s enchantment remains in force during the day, but when the moon comes the white swan turns into beautiful Odette. She is not alone; on the lake she is surrounded by enchanted swan-girls, who call Odette the Swan Queen. The spell can only be destroyed by the power of a young man’s true love, but if the vow of eternal love will be broken, she will forever remain a swan…

“Life is never monochromatic, it always has different undertones. There are fidelity and love, as well as betrayal and cunning. This ballet reflects everything: Odette – the white swan – is a symbol of purity, sensitivity, it is a lyrical character. Odile, on the other hand, is full of contrasts, insidious, seductive, calculating and beautiful at the same time. The viewers will see a clash of purity and cunning, love and betrayal, but there is still a happy ending: despite everything, love wins. We have made some changes while retaining the canonical staging of L. Ivanov – M. Petipa. The Swan Lake is a symbol of classical ballet, a global brand. P. Tchaikovsky’s music is our great legacy. This ballet is eternal, our predecessors watched it, and in the future it will delight our descendants,” said the Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Altynai Asylmuratova.

On different days the Astana Opera ballet dancers will perform the leading roles. Odette – Odile – Honored Workers of Kazakhstan, Principal Dancers of the Astana Opera Aigerim Beketayeva, Madina Basbayeva, Siegfried – laureates of many international competitions Olzhas Tarlanov, Yerkin Rakhmatullayev, Von Rothbart – Zhanibek Imankulov, international competitions laureate Arman Urazov, Jester – laureates of numerous international competitions Bakhtiyar Adamzhan, Serik Nakyspekov.

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra, Conductor – Arman Urazgaliyev.

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