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A Musical Journey to Europe

A Journey through Musical Europe will be offered to the residents and guests of the capital at the Astana Opera. A concert featuring the Gaziza Zhubanova String Quartet, as well as their friends – soloists Magrufa Mukazhanova (harp), Guldana Akimova (flute), Daulet Seidakhmetov (clarinet) will be held in the opera house’s Chamber Hall on April […]

13.04.2018
Birzhan – Sara in the XXI Century Format

Kazakh opera gem Birzhan – Sara by M. Tulebayev is returning to the Astana Opera’s stage in the new musical and scenic version. Moreover, the director’s staging, as well as sets, costumes and lighting will be on par with the best world opera houses. Incredible surprises will be revealed to the audience on the premiere […]

12.04.2018
Brilliant Opera Singers Will Perform a Splendid Concert Program

Principal Soloists of the Astana Opera, Honored Workers of Kazakhstan Saltanat Akhmetova and Talgat Mussabaev, as well as a guest singer – bass from Armenia, international competitions laureate Sargis Bazhbeuk-Melikyan will perform masterpieces of world opera classics. The concert “My Love is Opera” will be held at the opera house’s Chamber Hall on April 22. […]

12.04.2018
Tender Music for Cello

The bright concert “A Delightful Sound of Cello”, dedicated to the memory of People’s Artist of the USSR Natalia Shakhovskaya, will take place in the Astana Opera Chamber Hall on April 18. The musical evening will feature the renowned cellist’s student, well-known Kazakhstani musician, laureate of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic […]

4.04.2018
Fiery Argentinean Music in Astana

Due to numerous requests of the listeners, masterpieces of the outstanding Argentinean composer Astor Piazzolla will be presented at the Astana Opera. The concert “Obra Maestra Astor Piazzolla” will take place on April 13 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. Bright interpretations of the composer’s works will be performed by the artists of the instrumental […]

2.04.2018
The Greatness of the Musical Geniuses of Austria

“The Eternal Viennese Classical Music” will be featured at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall on April 10. Works of great Austrian composers will be performed by the Astana Opera Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor Eldar Saparayev. Soloist – Honored Worker of Kazakhstan, soloist of the opera house’s orchestra, brilliant violinist Bagdat Abilkhanov. Eldar […]

30.03.2018
Humor in Music

An evening of musical jokes and fun surprises will be held at the Astana Opera on the April Fools’ Day. On April 1, brilliant principal soloists of the opera company, the symphony orchestra and the chorus under the leadership of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov will perform at the opera house’s Main Hall […]

29.03.2018
Dedication to S. Rachmaninoff

The concert “Spring Waters”, dedicated to the 145th birthday of S. Rachmaninoff, will take place at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall on April 4. Masterpieces of an outstanding composer, pianist and conductor will be performed by the capital’s masters of vocal and instrumental genres. Musical evening from the series “About Music and its Creators” will […]

28.03.2018
Medet Chotabayev Received the Order of the Star of Italy

On March 26, Principal Soloist of the Astana Opera, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Medet Chotabayev has received an award – he was named Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy for strengthening of cultural ties between Italy and Kazakhstan and promoting the Italian language. The artist successfully performs leading roles at world’s best […]

26.03.2018
Bakhtiyar Adamzhan Has Won the Audience of the State Kremlin Palace

A brilliant Kazakhstani artist, Grand Prix winner of many international competitions, Principal Dancer of the Astana Opera Bakhtiyar Adamzhan performed on March 24 at the State Kremlin Palace (Russia, Moscow). A gala concert of world-famous ballet stars “Rudolf Nureyev. From the Past to the Future”, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the legendary artist Rudolf […]

26.03.2018
The Magical Journey of Peer Gynt

The atmosphere of Norway, fairytale characters, fascinating journey with the titular character to the amazing vistas, into the underground kingdom, and much more awaits the young audience members at the premiere of the musical project for children “The Journey of Peer Gynt” to the music of Edvard Grieg. A concert from the series “Classical Music […]

20.03.2018
Aizada Kaponova Debuts as Kyz Zhibek

During the celebration of Nauryz – on March 22 and 24 – national opera gem Kyz Zhibek by Y. Brussilovsky will be featured for the listeners at the Astana Opera Main Hall. On March 24, a marvelous soprano, soloist of the opera company, international competitions laureate, holder of the Order of Kurmet Aizada Kaponova makes […]

19.03.2018
World Famous Conductor Zubin Mehta Was Awarded the Order of Dostyk

On March 14, in Los Angeles (USA) world famous musician Zubin Mehta has received the State Award of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Order of Dostyk of the II degree. For his merits in state and public activities, significant contribution to the socio-economic and cultural development of the country, strengthening of friendship and cooperation between […]

18.03.2018
Flute’s Tender Melody

Brilliant flutists – soloists of the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra Alexander Taraskin, Balzhan Saparova, Alima Abeuova, Aida Abdykadyrova, Zhanbota Balgabekov, Aigerim Dautbayeva will demonstrate the art of solo and ensemble performances in the concert Flutes on Vacation. The musical evening will be held on March 25 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. Honored Worker of […]

18.03.2018
The Astana Opera Invites to Celebrate Nauryz Together

During the spring equinox holiday – Nauryz – a grand concert “Kosh Keldin, Nauryz!” (Welcome, Nauryz) will take place on March 23 at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. The special atmosphere of the long-awaited day of renewal, triumph of love and friendship reigns in these days at the capital’s opera house. The program of the […]

14.03.2018
To the Sounds of Baroque Music

Baroque opera masterpieces will be presented to the audience by principal soloists, the Astana Opera Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov and the choir led by the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Dautov. Baroque Opera Gala will take place on March 14 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall […]

13.03.2018
Famous Violin Virtuoso Erzhan Kulibaev Will Perform at the Astana Opera

The Astana Opera Chamber Orchestra under the baton of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov together with world-famous violinist Erzhan Kulibaev (Kazakhstan-Spain) will present the concert Masterpieces of Violin Music. Outstanding works of German classical composers will be performed on March 21 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. Virtuoso Erzhan Kulibaev is a winner […]

12.03.2018
Guests from the Abai Opera House, Kazakh National University of Arts and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia Will Perform at the Astana Opera

On March 18, guests from the Abai Opera House, Kazakh National University of Arts and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia will perform the concert “Breeze from the Aegean Sea in the Kazakh Steppe” at the Astana Opera. Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Askar Buribayev will conduct the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra. The audience will also meet […]

7.03.2018
Musical Carnival

 Classical Music: From Pathetics to Carnival will be presented to the listeners at the Astana Opera. The evening of piano music from the series His Majesty the Piano featuring virtuoso performance of the international competitions laureate Daniyar Yessimkhanov will be held at the opera house’s Chamber Hall on March 16. Piano soloist Daniyar Yessimkhanov successfully […]

6.03.2018
Three, Four, Five

An unusual concert Three, Four, Five, in which chamber music will be performed by a trio, quartet and quintet, will be held at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall on March 11. Young musicians will present to the audience a new interpretation of timeless classics. The trio will be represented by the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan […]

4.03.2018
March 8 with the Astana Opera

Astana Opera will celebrate International Women’s Day with bright concert programs. A festive concert “One Thousand and One Confessions” will be held at the opera house’s Chamber Hall on March 7, and on March 9 the audience will receive an “Invitation to Dance” from famous Kazakhstani instrumentalists. The day before the spring women’s holiday, a […]

3.03.2018
New Musical-Scenic Version of the Opera Birzhan-Sara Awaits Astana

Gem of Kazakh opera – Birzhan-Sara by Mukan Tulebayev to the libretto by Kazhym Dzhumaliyev will be featured for the audience at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall on April 20 and 21. A masterpiece of national art will dazzle with new colors and surprise the sophisticated listeners with staging ideas and incredible special effects. A […]

2.03.2018
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. […]

1.03.2018
The Spring Symphony at the Astana Opera

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov will present to listeners The Symphony of Spring. The concert featuring a promising young pianist, laureate of many international competitions Ivan Bessonov (Russia) will take place on March 4 at the opera house’s Main Hall. N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov’s symphonic suite […]

28.02.2018
Music of Gratitude to Motherland

On the first day of spring, a festive concert dedicated to the Day of Gratitude Music Will Touch the Strings of Your Soul will be held at the Astana Opera. On March 1, excellent Kazakhstani musicians will present their art to the audience at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. “With this concert, we want to […]

27.02.2018
Debut of the Youngest Astana Opera Artist

Theatrical performance of C. Orff’s famous scenic cantata Carmina Burana will be presented at the Astana Opera. On February 21, the youngest artist – soloist of the Astana Opera Children’s Studio Kazhymurat Yerkin for the first time will perform the tenor part. The uniqueness of Kazhymurat Yerkin’s talent is that at the age of ten […]

20.02.2018
Musical Representations of Love

The concert I Love and Melt will take place at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. The opera company soloist Madina Islamova (soprano) will present a series of female lyrical characters of the world opera. Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Azamat Zheltyrguzov (baritone), soloist Ramzat Balakishiyev (tenor), orchestra musicians Balzhan Saparova (flute), Lyubov Tkachenko (harp), Kirill Krasyukov […]

20.02.2018
Manon at the Abai Opera House

On February 14, at 19:00, the ballet Manon by the outstanding choreographer of the XX century Kenneth MacMIllan will take place at the Abai Opera House. The ballet is based on the novel L’Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. The production was added to the Astana Opera’s repertoire relatively […]

12.02.2018
Almaty Was Delighted with the Astana Opera

On February 10, A. Zhubanov and L. Khamidi’s opera Abai opened the tour of the Astana Opera to Almaty at the Abai Opera House. The listeners did not hold back tears in the final scene, showed their appreciation of the artists’ skills with a standing ovation, and at the end of the night waited for […]

12.02.2018
Musicians Make Declarations of Love

Popular works on the theme of love will be offered to the attention of the residents and guests of the capital at the Astana Opera. The romantic concert All About Love will take place on February 14 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall within the framework of the Bel Canto Musical Salon series. Brilliant singers […]

8.02.2018
Masterpieces of World Chamber Music Will Be Presented at the Astana Opera

The Gaziza Zhubanova State String Quartet is a collective that enjoys recognition of domestic and foreign audiences. The performers will present the concert Under the Sign of Chamber Music from the series Kazakh Quartet Invites on February 18 at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. “This evening we will perform together with our good friend – […]

7.02.2018
The Musical Unity of Kazakhstan and Serbia

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov and the famous pianist from Serbia Maja Rajkovic will present an outstanding concert From the Balkans to the Great Steppe. Melodies of Kazakhstani and Serbian composers will be performed on February 15 at the opera house’s Main Hall. Tles […]

6.02.2018
The Music of French Impressionism Will Be Performed in Astana

An evening of French music in the Impressionist style L’Impression will be presented by the State Trio of the Republic of Kazakhstan Forte Trio. On February 9, a premiere will take place at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall: the famous ensemble will perform for the first time Maurice Ravel’s famous Piano Trio for piano, violin […]

2.02.2018
Medet Chotabayev Received the State Scholarship

On January 26, Principal Soloist of the Astana Opera Medet Chotabayev received the State Scholarship of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy in the field of culture. At the official ceremony in Almaty, the Principal Soloist emphasized that all the conditions for inspired creative work were created for the artists. This […]

26.01.2018
New Names in the Opera «Kyz Zhibek»

Magnificent mezzo-soprano soloist of the Astana Opera Malika Minisini will make her debut in the role of Batsaiy in Y. Brusilovsky’s opera Kyz Zhibek on January 28 at the opera house’s Main Hall. “The most challenging part of this role is the acting. My heroine is an experienced woman, who is helping to marry off […]

24.01.2018
Master-class from a World-Famous Ballet Master

A unique master-class of the sought-after in the whole world French ballet master Yannick Boquin are taking place at the Astana Opera from January 16 to 27. Yannick Boquin gives master classes in the world’s most prominent theatres, including the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Dresden Semper Oper, Finnish National Ballet, the Béjart Ballet Lausanne (Switzerland), […]

23.01.2018
Serik Nakyspekov’s Debut in the Ballet Spartacus

All the ballet dancers dream of this part from the beginners’ classes of the choreographic school. Not surprisingly, because Spartacus is one of the most heroic roles in the ballet repertoire. For international competitions laureate, the Astana Opera soloist Serik Nakyspekov, a debut in the title role of A. Khachaturyan’s famous ballet Spartacus is achieving […]

22.01.2018
Due to Bad Weather, the Management of the Astana Opera Is Ready to Exchange Tickets for Today’s Performance, which will be Taking Place in Any Case

French composer Georges Bizet’s popular opera Carmen will be taking place today at the Astana Opera Main Hall at 19.00, as scheduled. Due to rapid deterioration of weather conditions, the opera house management is ready to exchange tickets for today’s performance. The viewers can choose any other production from the opera house’s repertoire, with the condition that […]

11.01.2018
Debut in the Palace of Bakhchisarai

Asafiev’s famous dramatic ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai is a real gem that adorns the repertoire of the Astana Opera. On January 14, a debut will take place in the choreographic poem: a young ballet dancer Bakhytgul Ispanova for the first time will perform the part of the Polish princess Maria at the opera house’s […]

11.01.2018
Tour of the Astana Opera to Almaty

The Astana Opera is going on tour to the cultural capital of Kazakhstan – the city of Almaty. The capital’s opera house will present a rich program featuring world art masterpieces at the alma mater of opera and ballet – the Abay Opera House. The tour will be held within the framework of the program […]

9.01.2018
Zhan Tapin’s Debut in the Opera La Traviata

A sought-after lyric tenor in the prime of his career Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Zhan Tapin makes his debut as Alfredo Germont in G. Verdi’s La Traviata. The performance will take place on December 27 at the Astana Opera Main Hall. Principal Soloist of the opera company Zhan Tapin is a favourite of Kazakhstani audience. […]

26.12.2017
Jazz at the Astana Opera

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov will present to the audience a bright, fascinating program, harmoniously combining jazz and classical music. The concert Jazz in Opera will take place on December 23 at the opera house’s Main Hall. Jazz originated in the southern states of […]

22.12.2017
The Astana Opera Concert in Hungary Will Be Broadcasted on Tengrinews TV

The performance of the Astana Opera’s creative team in Hungary will be broadcasted on Tengrinews TV. The live broadcast will take place on December 22 and 23 at 23.00 (Astana time) at http://tengrinews.kz/tv/. Let us remind that the performances of Kazakhstani artists will be taking place at the famous Organ Hall of Budapest and Pécs’ renowned […]

21.12.2017
Aizada Kaponova Received the Order of Kurmet

Today, on December 15, talented, bright soloist of the Astana Opera Aizada Kaponova received the Order of Kurmet at the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall. The singer has been a successful stage performer for more than a decade, during this time she has created a number of excellent interpretations: Azhar from the opera Abai by A. Zhubanov, L. Khamidi, […]

15.12.2017
The Stars Aligned

The outgoing year 2017 can be called happy for the Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, Principal Soloist of the Astana Opera, soloist of the Teatro dell Opera di Roma baritone Sundet Baigozhin. The list of vocalist’s impressive awards has been replenished: today, on December 15, at the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, he was awarded the Order […]

15.12.2017
Dedicated to the Independent Kazakhstan

Onerim Sagan, Tauelsizdigim gala concert, dedicated to the Independence Day of Kazakhstan, will take place on December 17 at the Main Hall of the Astana Opera. Opera stars will appear onstage on this day. The Astana Opera Choir and Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Ruslan Baimurzin will also take part in the concert. Chief Chorus […]

14.12.2017
The Astana Opera Goes on Tour to Europe

The Astana Opera will go on tour to Hungary on December 22 and 23. The company will perform in the capital – Budapest and the city of Pecs. A rich concert program will be presented at the renowned concert hall and music conservatory in Budapest – the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music (Zeneakadémia) and Pecs’ […]

13.12.2017
The Astana Opera Launches a New Project

“The Theatrical Lesson at the Astana Opera” is a new project, unique in its content, implemented at the Astana Opera for the first time. The theatrical lesson consists of a lecture on the evening’s performance, tour of the behind-the-scenes part of the Astana Opera and attending an opera at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. The […]

8.12.2017
The Musical Heritage of the Outstanding Composer Gaziza Zhubanova

This year the music community celebrates the 90th anniversary of the outstanding Kazakhstani composer, professor, People’s Artist of the USSR and Kazakh SSR, laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and Kazakh SSR – Gaziza Zhubanova. On December 7, a concert “I Flew Up From the Grass…” will take place in the Astana Opera […]

6.12.2017
The Astana Opera Held a Charity Concert

300 children attended the charity concert Diversity of Musical Voices at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall on December 3. Children from low-income and large families, children from the Association of Persons with Disabilities of the city of Astana, pupils of school-gymnasium № 58, school-lyceum №56, secondary schools №40 and №34 visited the capital’s opera house on Sunday. […]

5.12.2017
Astana Opera Will Celebrate the Day of the First President

The festive concert El Tiregi – Elbasy!, dedicated to the Day of the First President, will take place on December 1 at the Main Hall of the Astana Opera. Maira Mukhamedkyzy, Saltanat Akhmetova, Zhanat Shybykbayev, Madina Basbayeva, Aigerim Beketayeva and many other Kazakhstani opera and ballet stars will take part in the musical evening. “The people […]

27.11.2017
Astana Opera: A Resounding Success in Italy

On November 23, Genoese viewers applauded the mastery of the Astana Opera’s artists, who presented the ballet Notre Dame de Paris at the famous Italian Teatro Carlo Felice, with long, warm ovations. The tour was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as part of the implementation of […]

24.11.2017
Famous Accademia Teatro alla Scala Will Open Its Doors to Kazakhstanis

On November 20, the Astana Opera has signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. Now opera soloists, ballet dancers, chorus and orchestra musicians as well as technical specialists and theatrical managers will have a chance to improve their skills in the main musical citadel of Italy – the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. […]

21.11.2017
Bold, Spectacular Carmen: an Opera Celebration in Astana

Foreign opera stars and Kazakhstani masters of vocal art will perform at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall in G. Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen on the three premiere days – November 17, 18 and 19. Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Dina Khamzina, Tatyana Vitsinskaya will perform the part of the fiery Gypsy beauty Carmen, famous tenor from Romania Marius Vlad […]

16.11.2017
Sensation in Opera History of Kazakhstan

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma in the near future is ready to sign a contract with the Principal Soloist of the Astana Opera, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Sundet Baigozhin. The well-known Kazakhstani opera singer has successfully passed a tough audition process and will become the first in history Kazakhstani soloist of one of the most famous […]

13.11.2017
Music Touched My Soul…

Masterpieces of chamber-vocal lyrics will be presented at the Astana Opera. Romantic concert “You Touched My Soul…” from the series “The Charm of Art Song” will be held on November 14 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. The concert will feature: Principal Soloist of the opera company, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Medet Chotabayev, opera house’s soloist, […]

10.11.2017
The Astana Opera Will Present the Notre Dame de Paris in Italy

The Astana Opera Ballet Company will present Roland Petit’s famous ballet Notre Dame de Paris to the music of Maurice Jarre at the Italian Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa) on November 23 and 24. This production has won many world stages, but it will be shown in Genoa for the first time performed by the Astana Opera Ballet […]

8.11.2017
The Musical Heritage of the Outstanding Composer Gaziza Zhubanova

This year the music community celebrates the 90th anniversary of the outstanding Kazakhstani composer, professor, People’s Artist of the USSR and Kazakh SSR, laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and Kazakh SSR – Gaziza Zhubanova. On December 7, a concert “I Flew Up From the Grass…” will take place in the Astana Opera […]

1.11.2017
Debuts of a Noble Warrior, Indian Princess and the Bronze Idol

Three important debuts will take place this fall in the famous production of La Bayadere by L. Minkus staged by the Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company, People’s Artist of Russia Altynai Asylmuratova. On October 28 and 29, ballet dancers of the capital’s opera house are preparing to present their interpretations of the roles of […]

24.10.2017
Love, Passion and Bullfighting: the Premiere of Carmen at the Astana Opera

For the first time the show bill of the country’s main theatre the Astana Opera will feature G. Bizet’s operaCarmen. The headstrong and wild gypsy is the favorite heroine of the audience in all opera houses across the globe. The Kazakhstani-Italian team is working on the production of the popular opera in Astana in a […]

17.10.2017
The Astana Opera Opens Its Fifth Anniversary Season

Choreographic masterpiece – P. Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Sleeping Beauty will open the fifth anniversary season of the Astana Opera on October 20. The opera house intends to present to its audience a number of opera and ballet premieres in the new creative year. “We have decided to open our anniversary season with the ballet The Sleeping Beauty staged by […]

12.10.2017
Rock in the Opera

Music of different genres and types – from the ancient Baroque to Rock of the 20th century – will be presented to music lovers on October 15 at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. The opera house’s symphony orchestra – the main hero of the evening – will perform under the leadership of the Honoured Worker […]

11.10.2017
The Best Romances Will Be Performed at the Astana Opera

The Astana Opera’s listeners have an excellent opportunity to time-travel to the XIX and XX centuries. After all, that is when most of the romances that will be featured in the program of the concert “Enchantment, BeProlonged and Slow!” were created. Bright, talented artists will perform the best samples of this soulful genreat the Chamber Hall on October 11. Thus, brilliant romances by M. Glinka, who was a major influence on the greatest composers – A. Dargomyzhsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, […]

8.10.2017
A New Stage of Development of the Kazakhstani Culture

Cultural analysts stated a new stage in the development of Kazakhstani art. This is further proven by the fact that bright events of world importance took place in Astana, such as Placido Domingo’s Operalia, World Opera Competition, maestro Domingo’s participation in the production of G. Verdi’s La Traviata in the role of Giorgio Germont, the tour of […]

3.10.2017
The Astana Opera Ballet Company Goes on Tour to the East

The Astana Opera Ballet Company will present the premiere of P.I. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House Muscat (Oman). The grand performances will take place on September 28, 29, and 30. The author of the new choreographic version – the Artistic Director of the ballet company, People’s Artist of Russia Altynai Asylmuratova. About 80 ballet […]

20.09.2017
Astana Opera Closes Its IV Season

The past fourth theatrical season of the Astana Opera was very rich, and its completion was marked by brilliant large-scale events. Undoubtedly, the season can be called historical, as it featured the world-famous Placido Domingo’s Operalia, World Opera Competition, the performance of the outstanding Maestro Placido Domingo in G. Verdi’s opera La Traviata, and the tour […]

19.09.2017
Summing up: La Scala Has Completed the Tour in Astana

The famous Teatro alla Scala’s tour was completed with great success in Astana. All six performances of the Milanese company were sold out. This means about 7,500 spectators. People from near and far abroad came to see the guest performances of La Scala at the Astana Opera. Tickets were purchased online from Switzerland, Singapore, Latvia, […]

11.09.2017
Enchanting Premiere from La Scala

The brilliant performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s outstanding Symphony No. 9 was a special event in the cultural life of the capital. At the end of the concert the audience at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall has burst into thunderous applause for the legendary maestro Zubin Mehta and the Teatro alla Scala’s inimitable orchestra, chorus […]

8.09.2017
Zubin Mehta on Music and Politics

Zubin Mehta is one of the most famous conductors in the world. He seldom agrees to interviews and answers the journalists’ questions with restraint and laconism. In anticipation of the premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No.9, as part of the Teatro alla Scala’s tour at the Astana Opera, the master answered the questions of […]

6.09.2017
Damiano Michieletto: Opera Turned into International Business

The premiere of the opera Falstaff at the Astana Opera has made a real sensation. As the organizers promised, the residents and guests of the capital received incredible emotions. In order to understand the essence of this opera and the secret of its success, we met with the stage director of the production Damiano Michieletto. At such […]

5.09.2017
Football Match with La Scala

The friendly football match between the teams of the Teatro alla Scala, the Astana Opera and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place on Sunday, September 3 at the Astana Arena stadium. The teams of the sole official sponsor of the tour – the Italian energy company “Eni” and […]

4.09.2017
Falstaff Fell Asleep Onstage and Let the Audience into His Dreams

Sensational premiere! The performance of the famous company of the Teatro alla Scala at the Astana Opera on September 1st was a grand success. Only world-scale stars shone on the Kazakhstani stage. There is a full house: the tickets were sold out half a year in advance. G. Verdi’s opera Falstaff was presented to the residents and guests […]

2.09.2017
The Planet’s Most Famous Musician Zubin Mehta Is in Astana

The master of classical art Zubin Mehta will perform in the La Scala tour at the Astana Opera. This was announced by the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly, reports Tengrinews.kz. “Tomorrow, the long-awaited tour of the world famous Teatro alla Scala, organized by our Ministry, will begin in […]

31.08.2017
Pavarotti Forever

10th anniversary tribute The concert dedicated to the memory of the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti will take place at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall as part of the EXPO-2017, on the occasion of the opening of the Emilia-Romagna Week. To celebrate the great opera singer from Modena on the tenth anniversary of his passing, […]

28.08.2017
The Tour of the Legendary Milanese Teatro alla Scala Will Soon Start in Astana

The long-awaited tour of the legendary Teatro alla Scala will soon start in Astana. On the night of August 27, the CEO and Artistic Director Alexander Pereira and world-famous conductor Zubin Mehta have arrived from Milan, the correspondent of Tengrinews.kz reports. Kazakhstani tour of the most famous Italian opera house is presented by the Ministry […]

28.08.2017
Singing for the Glory of Kazakhstan

In anticipation of the Constitution Day, on August 26, a festive concert “Our Song is for You, Kazakhstan!”from the cycle “Creativity of the Young” will be held at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. The young generation of talented trainee soloists who have joined the opera company – international competitions laureates Nazym Sagintai (soprano), Malika Minisini (mezzo-soprano), Shyngys […]

18.08.2017
Famous Musicians from Croatia in the opera Madama Butterfly

Talented young singer from Croatia Sandra Plamenac will perform the title role in G. Puccini’s masterpiece Madama Butterfly at the Astana Opera. On August 6, Maestro Ivo Lipanovic (Croatian National Theatre, Split) will be conducting. Natural operatic voice, high professionalism, depth of character portrayal and bright personality of Sandra Plamenac captivate listeners. Opera lovers at home in […]

3.08.2017
Placido Domingo on EXPO-2017: Phenomenal Exhibition

World’s ‘Golden Voice’ Placido Domingo showed great interest in the world exhibition EXPO-2017 held in Astana. On July 31, the celebrated singer and his family visited the exhibition together with the Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. The pavilion Nur-Alem, which they saw first, made a huge impression on […]

1.08.2017
Plácido Domingo announced the winners of the 25th edition of Operalia at the Astana Opera in Astana, Kazakhstan

Adela Zaharia (soprano, Romania) and Levy Sekgapane (tenor, South Africa) were announced as the First Prize winners, respectively, of Operalia, the World Opera Competition, each earning the top monetary prize of US$30,000. Second Prize honours were awarded to Kristina Mkhitaryan (soprano, Russia) and Davide Giusti (tenor, Italy), each earning US$20,000. The Third Prizes for US$10,000 went […]

30.07.2017
The Victory Is Close

The names of the 14 finalists of Placido Domingo’s Operalia became known today. The competition is held within the framework of the EXPO-2017 program under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. According to the results of the semi-finals, 14 contestants passed to the finals: the soloist of the […]

27.07.2017
Semi-Finalists of Placido Domingo’s Operalia Are Announced

25 names of semifinalists of the world’s most famous classical vocal competition, which for the first time in its 25-year history is held in Kazakhstan within the framework of the cultural program of the EXPO-2017 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, were announced. During the two […]

26.07.2017
Sensation at the Astana Opera: 20 Minutes of Applause and Shouts of ‘Bravo’

The applause and screams of ‘Bravo’ did not stop for 20 minutes at the Astana Opera, the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, which was performed in Kazakhstan for the first time, made a real sensation, Tengrinews.kz reports. Symphony No. 8 was performed under the leadership of celebrated maestro Alan Buribayev. Let us remind […]

24.07.2017
Spain’s Golden Voice Placido Domingo Has Arrived in Astana

World star Placido Domingo has arrived in Astana on the night of July 22 to 23 to open the 25th anniversary edition of Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition, Tengrinews.kz correspondent reports. The management of the Astana Opera has met the Maestro at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, the Director of the Astana Opera […]

24.07.2017
Great Music in the Great Steppe

Grand premiere of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.8 in Kazakhstan under the leadership of the renowned maestro Alan Buribayev will take place on July 21 at the Astana Opera. The large-scale project of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan will take place within the framework of the cultural program of the EXPO-2017. The concert will […]

21.07.2017

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