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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
Symphonic Record of the EXPO-2017

The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the world-famous conductor Alan Buribayev present a unique project: for the first time 1200 musicians will perform outstanding Austrian composer Gustav Mahler’s famous Symphony No. 8 in the open air. The Kazakhstani premiere will take place on July 22 in front of the […]

14.07.2017
Medet Chotabayev’s Austrian Debut

Principal Soloist of the Astana Opera, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Medet Chotabayev made his debut as Pollione in Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Norma. Kazakhstani singer has performed at the famous Oper Graz (Austria). The premiere of the production took place on May 6, after which our vocalist has sung the part of the Roman proconsul in Gaul […]

5.07.2017
Flourish, My Capital

The festive concert Happy Birthday, Dear Capital! will take place at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. Brilliant vocalists, talented instrumentalists and Dolce violin ensemble will perform on July 6. A rich program will include vocal and instrumental works by Kazakh, Russian and Western European composers. This concert will be a declaration of love of the young capital of Kazakhstan, […]

27.06.2017
Etoiles of World Ballet Will Gather at the Astana Opera

Etoiles of the Bolshoi Ballet, the Royal Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsballett, famous company from the USA Bad Boys of Dance, and Principal Dancers of the Astana Opera Ballet will perform at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. World Ballet Superstars Gala dedicated to the closing of the 1st Eurasian Dance Festival will take place on June […]

22.06.2017
A. Mukhamediuly: “We are confidently entering the world cultural space”

Principal Dancer of the Astana Opera, Kazakhstani ballet star Bakhtiyar Adamzhan became the sole winner of the First Prize at the XIII International Ballet Competition and Contest of Choreographers, which concluded yesterday in Moscow (Russia). Soloist of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Serik Nakyspekov has received a diploma. The Minister of Culture and Sports of […]

21.06.2017
This Is Modern

On June 26 and 27, famous Korean company Universal Ballet will perform at the Astana Opera. The tour will take place within the framework of the Eurasia Dance Festival. The festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan within the framework of the cultural program of the EXPO […]

19.06.2017
In the Italian Style

Famous Italian musicians Stefano Andreatta (piano) and Eddi De Nadai (conductor) will present the concert Classica all’ Italiana on June 24 at the Astana Opera Main Hall. The concert will feature the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra. The rich program includes works by outstanding composers: the Overture to the opera La Gazza Ladra by G. Rossini, Piano Concerto […]

16.06.2017
Secrets of the Great Verdi

A unique author’s show Verdi Legge Verdi, dedicated to the outstanding composer Giuseppe Verdi, will be presented at the Astana Opera. The performance of the famous Italian playwright, actor and director Massimiliano Finazzer Flory will be held on June 23 at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall as part of the cultural program of the EXPO 2017. […]

13.06.2017
Great Victory in New York

It is a double victory for the artists of the Astana Opera at the prestigious Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (New York, USA). Principal Dancer of the Astana Opera Bakhtiyar Adamzhan became the first Grand Prix winner in the Classical Dance category in the entire history of this competition. Soloist of the Astana Opera Ballet […]

12.06.2017
The Adventures of Don Quixote at the EXPO-2017

June 25, 2017. Astana. The Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, JSC “Kazakh Auenderi” and the Astana Opera present L. Minkus’ ballet Don Quixote in the open air. The choreographic masterpiece will be featured on June 25 in the open area in front of the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. The ballet master is […]

1.06.2017
Along the Vistas of Sweden and Finland

One of the most famous European conductors Mats Liljefors (Sweden) and the Astana Opera Chamber Orchestra present the Evening of Swedish and Finnish Music. The concert will take place on June 3 in the opera house’s Chamber Hall. Soloist – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Bagdat Abilkhanov (violin). Mats Liljefors’ creative work is distinguished by a variety of interests that emphasize the facets of his […]

30.05.2017
Classical Music’s Golden Pages

Kazakhstani opera stars Dina Khamzina, Saltanat Akhmetova, Zhupar Gabdullina, Aigul Niyazova, Meir Bainesh, Yevgeni Chainikov, Aizada Kaponova, Galina Cheplakova and talented instrumentalists will present to the residents and guests of the capital a concert from the series Golden Pages of Classical Music. The evening will take place on June 2 at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. […]

26.05.2017
Luxurious Open-Air Aida during the EXPO 2017

Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan together with JSC “Kazakh Auenderi” with participation of the artists of the Astana Opera will stage G. Verdi’s grand operaAida in the open area in front of the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. The area in front of the Pyramid will turn into a theatrical stage […]

24.05.2017
Baroque Style Premiere

One of the most significant works of the German classic – Mass in B minor by J.S. Bach will be presented for the first time performed by the Astana Opera Chamber Choir and Orchestra. On May 24, a grand concert from the series Baroque Music Lounge will be held in the opera house’s Marble Hall. Conductor – […]

22.05.2017
The Swan Lake with Belorussian Artists

Talented artists from the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus – Yana Shtangei and Egor Azarkevich – on May 14 will perform the main parts in P. Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Swan Lake within the framework of the Memorandum of cooperation of the two opera houses. Chreographers – Honoured Workers of Kazakhstan Tursynbek Nurkaliyev and Galiya Buribayeva. The Music Director and […]

12.05.2017
The Astana Opera Soloist Maria Mudryak Will Take Part in Operalia 2017

40 talented young vocalists from 17 countries of the world who will take part in the twenty-fifth edition of Placido Domingo’s Operalia, presented by Rolex, have been selected. This list includes four Kazakhstani artists; among them is a soloist of the Astana Opera, laureate of many international competitions Maria Mudryak. The tickets are already available […]

11.05.2017
The Astana Opera Celebrates Victory Day

A celebratory concert dedicated to the Victory Day will be held on May 9 at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. The program Songs of Victory, Songs of Spring features the opera house’s Principal Soloists. According to the stage director’s idea, through music, the listeners will be transferred to the pre-war time, then the war time, and the […]

3.05.2017
Famous Artists Will Perform in the Opera La Boheme

A wonderful soprano Sandra Plamenats and an Armenian bass Sargis Bazhbeuk-Melikyan will perform in G. Puccini’s opera La Boheme. Kazakhstani artists Nurlan Bekmukhambetov, Talgat Mussabayev, Alfiya Karimova, Yevgeni Chainikov will go onstage together with the guest vocalists at the Astana Opera on May 5. Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Dautov will be conducting. Director – Natalya […]

30.04.2017
The First Manon on Kazakhstani Stage

For the first time in Kazakhstan, a grand premiere of the ballet Manon will take place at the Astana Opera. For only two days – on April 28 and 29 – a unique production by outstanding British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan will be presented to the residents and guests of the Kazakhstani capital. The Artistic […]

28.04.2017
World-Famous Teatro alla Scala Will Arrive in Astana

Distinguished soloists, chorus and symphony orchestra of the legendary Milanese Teatro alla Scala will perform in Kazakhstan for the first time. On September 1, 4, 6, 8, the celebrated Italian company will present Giuseppe Verdi’s bright comic opera Falstaff, and on September 7 and 9, Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpiece – Symphony No.9 will be performed at […]

25.04.2017
Simply Fantastic!

The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of the Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov will present the premiere of the famous Symphonie Fantastique by the great French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz. The concert will take place on April 15 at the opera house’s Main Hall with participation of one of the world’s best […]

8.04.2017
Star Musicians from Different Countries Will Perform in Tosca

Brilliant tenor from the Mariinsky Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia) Akhmed Agadi and famous baritone from Macedonia Marjan Jovanoski will sing the roles of Scarpia and Cavaradossi in G. Puccini’s opera Tosca. On April 6, the original production of the Teatro alla Scala will be performed at the Astana Opera under the leadership of the Italian maestro […]

4.04.2017
Megastar Placido Domingo Will Perform at the Astana Opera

The greatest vocalist of our time, the King of Opera Placido Domingo will perform the part of Giorgio Germont in G. Verdi’s opera La Traviata on August 1 and 3 at the Astana Opera. The tickets are now on sale. The performance will take place within the ‘EXPO 2017 Astana’ program with the support ROLEX. The opera […]

3.04.2017
Two Hundred Bows for One Costume, or What Will Manon Wear

Very soon the story of Manon’s life will be presented to the audience at the Astana Opera. The premiere of the ballet Manon, staged by the outstanding XX century choreographer Kenneth MacMillan to the music of Jules Massenet, will take place on April 28 and 29. Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company – People’s Artist […]

29.03.2017
Astana Opera Artists Have Received Sakhnager-2017 National Theatre Award

Leading soloists of the Astana Opera – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Dina Khamzina and laureate of numerous international competitions Bakhtiyar Adamzhan have received Sakhnager-2017 National Theatre Award. The award ceremony took place on the International Theatre Day with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Kazakhstan. Sakhnager National Theatre Award of Kazakhstan […]

28.03.2017
Debuts in the Ballet Don Quixote

L. Minkus’ famous ballet Don Quixote based on the novel by M. Cervantes will be presented at the Astana Opera on April 1 and 2. Talented artists Anel Rustemova, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Tair Gatauov, Ildar Shakirzyanov will debut in the main parts of Kitri, Basilio, and Espada. The choreographer is the Artistic Director of the Astana […]

27.03.2017
Etoile of World Ballet Gave Master Class in Astana

Famous ballet master, Etoile of the Opéra National de Paris Cyril Atanassoff gave a master class to the Astana Opera Ballet Company. Maestro has worked with the company from March 13 to 17. During the years of his brilliant career, Cyril Atanassoff performed a huge number of roles in the classical and modern ballet productions. […]

21.03.2017
Ladies Invite Gentlemen

A grand scale event – the Astana Opera Ball – will take place in Astana for the first time. The evening of beauty will be held shortly before the Day of the Capital – on July 1, 2017, in the Astana Opera Marble Hall. The importance of the ball is on a par with state […]

18.03.2017
A Gift for Beloved Women

A tradition of giving the lovely ladies tickets to the opera as a gift for the International Women’s Day spring holiday is becoming increasingly popular. On March 8, a gala concert There’s No One as Beautiful as You will take place at the Main Hall of the Astana Opera. The Astana Opera Chorus and Symphony Orchestra under […]

3.03.2017
The Premiere of the British Masterpiece in Kazakhstan

The Astana Opera Ballet Company will present the dramatic ballet Manon staged by the renowned British choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan to the music of J. Massenet. The premiere performance of the popular production from the repertoire of the Royal Opera House will be held on April 28 and 29. The XX century choreographic masterpiece, based on the […]

2.03.2017
Opera Stars Will Perform in G. Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle

On March 3, audience’s favourite, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Saltanat Akhmetova (soprano); an opera diva, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Dina Khamzina (mezzo-soprano); popular tenor, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Medet Chotabayev and world famous bass, People’s Artist of Armenia Barseg Tumanyan will perform G. Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. The main heroes of […]

28.02.2017
Symphonic Premiere in the Style of Alan Buribayev

Principal Conductor of the Astana Opera, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Alan Buribayev will present the premiere of virtuosic Symphony No.2 (‘Resurrection Symphony’) by one of the most performed European composers Gustav Mahler. On March 16, the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as famous opera primas Maira Mukhamedkyzy and Dina Khamzina will be […]

27.02.2017
New Role of Yevgeni Chainikov

Soloist of the Astana Opera Yevgeni Chainikov will debut in the role of Sharpless in G. Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly. On February 17, a wonderful cast of leading soloists will perform at the Main Hall of the Astana Opera together with him. Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Aigul Niyazova will sing the part of Cio-Cio-san, Honoured Worker […]

13.02.2017
The Astana Opera Discovers New Names

The performer of the main part of Zhibek was selected in the Astana Opera. Y. Brusilovsky’s opera Kyz Zhibek, which is part of the heritage of the national golden fund, will be held at the Kazakhstani opera house’s Main Hall on February 10 and 11. Many singers auditioned for the role of Zhibek. The choice was made, […]

10.02.2017
Astana Opera’s Performances at the Mariinsky Are Sold Out

The discerning audience of Saint Petersburg will meet Kazakhstani artists with full house. The famous production of Notre Dame de Paris by M. Jarre, which the Astana Opera Ballet Company will be performing on February 1 and 2 at the Mariinsky-2 (Saint Petersburg, Russia), has already gathered a full house on both days of touring performances: all […]

30.01.2017
From Sketch to Premiere

Thanks to the fascinating film Kyz Zhibek, which was released in the country’s cinemas in 1970, the beautiful legend of love between two young hearts became widely known. Even so, in the theatrical circles, the folk poem about ‘the silk girl’ was sung much earlier – in 1934. Now, after 83 years, Y. Brusilovsky – G. […]

25.01.2017
Philosopher from Siberia

Soloist of the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, talented bass singer Andrei Triller will perform the part of the philosopher Colline in the production of La Boheme by the great Italian composer G. Puccini at the Astana Opera. On January 29, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Dautov will be conducting the performance. Remarkable singer Andrei Triller performed […]

23.01.2017
Missing Spring

Winter cold has not retreated yet, but the soul is eager to meet the spring. On a frosty January evening, the audience of the concert “In Unity of Strings and Inspiration” will receive not only vivid feelings and emotions, but also the warmth of the hearts of talented performers. On January 24, French string quartet Volta and People’s Artist of Kazakhstan Jania Aubakirova will […]

21.01.2017
The Rebirth of the Opera Kyz Zhibek

The Astana Opera will present the dynamic, expressive production of Kyz Zhibek by Y. Brusilovsky, which, most importantly, now fits all operatic canons. The premiere will take place on February 10 and 11. For the first time in the history of national classical art, together with the Symphony Orchestra, the opera will feature Kazakh national instruments. Stage […]

16.01.2017
Ballet Exclusive

The Astana Opera Ballet Company is preparing a new Ballet Gala program. The opera house’s brilliant ballet dancers, as well as guest soloists from Ukrainian and Belarusian opera houses – Ellina Pokhodnykh and Konstantin Geronik – will perform on January 25 at the Main Hall of Astana Opera. The ballet company’s Artistic Director, People’s Artist […]

14.01.2017
In the French style in Kazakhstan and Russia

On January 15 and 18, the capital’s theatergoers will get a chance to see the ballet Notre Dame de Paris by French composer Maurice Jarre at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. A little later – on February 1 and 2 – the Astana Opera Ballet Company will perform the legendary production at the Mariinsky II (St. Petersburg, […]

11.01.2017
‘The King of Opera’ Placido Domingo Will Arrive in the Astana Opera

Placido Domingo’s Operalia – world’s most prestigious vocal competition founded by the great opera singer and conductor himself – for the first time will be held in Kazakhstan. The twenty-fifth edition of the World Opera Competition will take place at the Astana Opera from 24 to 29 July, 2017, with the support of the Ministry of […]

9.01.2017
Madina Islamova’s Debut

Astana Opera Soloist Madina Islamova will debut in the role of Altynai in Mukan Tolebayev’s opera Birzhan–Sara. The jewel of Kazakh opera art will be featured on January 22 at the opera house’s Main Hall. The Music Director of the production – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov, Conductor – Ruslan Baimurzin. Beimbet Tanarykov will perform […]

4.01.2017
Winter Fairy Tale Will Come Alive Again…

P.I. Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, based on Prussian Romantic author Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann’s Christmas novella, has become immensely popular at the Astana Opera. It is one of the top grossing productions in the opera house’s repertoire. Considering the excitement the ballet has caused in previous years, it was decided to increase the number of performances […]

21.12.2016
Nation’s Favourites, the Pride of the Astana Opera

In anticipation of the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence, on December 13 and 14, awards and prizes were presented to the artists of the Astana Opera. The ceremonies were held in Akorda and the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company, the Rector […]

14.12.2016
Beauty from the Bolshoi

Prima Ballerina and Principal Dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia will perform at the Astana Opera. On December 18, People’s Artist of Russia Anna Antonicheva will perform the main role of Princess Aurora in P. Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Sleeping Beauty staged by the legendary choreographer Yuri Grigorovich. Honoured Artist of Russia Andrei Merkuriev will dance the […]

14.12.2016
Merry Christmas!

George Frideric Handel’s famous Messiah will be performed on Christmas Day – December 25 – at the Main Hall of the Astana Opera. This is one of the composer’s most exciting and joyful works. Without a doubt it can be ascertained that the oratorio gives a person hope for love and happiness. The Astana Opera Chorus, Symphony […]

12.12.2016
Latvian Countertenor Will Visit Astana

A documentary was filmed about his life (director D. Sīmanis). He is a finalist of the prestigious vocal competition BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2005 in Wales and semi-finalist of the Luciano Pavarotti’s International Tenor Competition in St Petersburg (Russia, 2008). On December 11, famous Latvian countertenor Sergejs Jēgers will perform at the concert […]

7.12.2016
Musical France

One of the most striking creative teams of France – a string quartet Hermes will perform at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. On November 27, the artists from Lyon will present to the capital’s audience a concert Life Full of Romance. The concert program features chamber music of the Romantic period. String Quartet in F Minor […]

26.11.2016
To Spain for Adventures

A new production was added to the ballet repertoire of the Astana Opera. The premiere of L. Minkus’ ballet Don Quixotestaged by the Artistic Director of the “Astana Opera” Ballet Company, People’s Artist of Russia Altynai Asylmuratova will take place on November 25 and 26 at the opera house’s Main Hall. Music Director of the production […]

25.11.2016
Dedicated to the Anniversary of Independence

People’s Artist of Kazakhstan, laureate of State Prizes of Kazakhstan Jania Aubakirova and the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Dorian Wilson (USA) will present a rich concert program to the citizens and visitors of the capital. Concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence will be held on November 27 […]

23.11.2016
Opera-Quest from Novosibirsk Theatre

For the first time in the Astana Opera – G. Puccini’s masterpiece Turandot in a new unusual form of opera-quest! On December 1, for just one day, Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre’s tour performance will be held at the Astana Opera’s Main Hall. Opera soloists, chorus and symphony orchestra of the Novosibirsk Theatre will present […]

18.11.2016
Victory in Siberia

Talented Kazakhstani ballet dancer, soloist of the Astana Opera Serik Nakyspekov won the II prize at the “Grand Prix of Siberia” international ballet competition (Krasnoyarsk, Russia). The competition was held within the framework of the IV International Forum “Ballet, the XXI century”, dedicated to the 125th anniversary of the outstanding composer Sergei Prokofiev. From 8 […]

15.11.2016
Do Not Trust Odile, Siegfried!

P. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake will conclude the III Silk Road International Festival. The Astana Opera soloist, winner of many international competitions Olzhas Tarlanov will debut as Prince Siegfried. Choreographers – Honoured Workers of Kazakhstan Tursynbek Nurkaliyev and Galiya Buribayeva, Music Director and Conductor – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Aidar Abzhakhanov. At the heart of Swan Lake is a widespread […]

4.11.2016
The “Astana Opera” Ballet Company Will Go to Saint Petersburg

The “Astana Opera” Ballet Company will perform on the new stage of the legendary Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg, Russia). On February 1 and 2, 2017, Kazakhstani artists will present M. Jarre’s ballet Notre Dame de Paris staged by the outstanding choreographer of the XX century R. Petit. The tour will take place within the framework of the […]

31.10.2016
Star Guest from Korea

The geography of participants of the III Silk Road International Festival is expanding. It will now include the Republic of Korea. The world-famous pianist Paik Kun-Wu will perform together with the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra under the direction of the Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov. The concert will take place on November 4 at […]

30.10.2016
Maria Mudryak Will Perform the Part of Mimi at the Astana Opera

In the cold garret in the Latin Quarter in Paris a poor painter is working on a canvas… Thus begins an interesting plot of G. Puccini’s popular opera La Boheme, which will be presented on November 3 at the Astana Opera. International and Kazakhstani stars will perform the roles of the attic dwellers – Mimi (Maria […]

27.10.2016
His Voice Resounds in the Hearts of Millions

Beloved by millions, he was the pride of his country, his songs united peoples. The King of Baritones, a prominent opera singer, People’s Artist of the Kazakh SSR and USSR Yermek Serkebayev would have turned 90 years old this year. On November 1, a concert The Blue Sky above Me will take place at the Astana Opera. […]

25.10.2016
What Will Don Quixote Wear

The Academy Award winner Franca Squarciapino is working on her eighth production in collaboration with the Astana Opera. In her interview, the world-famous costume designer spoke about working on L. Minkus’ ballet Don Quixote, which will premiere on November 25 and 26, about life in Spain and her relations with the Kazakhstani artists. – Tell us […]

21.10.2016
Italian Ballet Stars Will Arrive in Astana

Grand Gala Ballet featuring brilliant artists of the Astana Opera and famous artists from Neapolitan Teatro di San Carlo will take place on October 29 at the Kazakhstani opera house’s Main Hall. The concert is accompanied by the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arman Urazgaliyev. Six soloists will represent the Teatro di San Carlo, […]

18.10.2016
Cosmic Bartok

Famous Hungarian pianist Balázs Reti and the Astana Opera Chamber Orchestra under the direction of the Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov will give a concert Microcosmos of Béla Bartók. The musical evening dedicated to the 135th anniversary of the great Hungarian composer will be held on October 17 at the opera house’s Chamber Hall. A […]

15.10.2016
Eduard Martynyuk and Vladimir Vaneev – Tosca’s Good and Evil

Guests from Belarus and Russia will participate in the III Silk Road International Festival. Within its framework G. Puccini’s opera Tosca will be performed on October 27. Eduard Martynyuk (Belarus) will sing the part of Mario Cavaradossi. People’s Artist of Russia Vladimir Vaneev will perform the role of the villain Scarpia. In the title role […]

13.10.2016
Musical Cosmos

The best and most popular work by C. Orff – Carmina Burana – will be featured at the Astana Opera on October 18. Cantata will be performed within the framework of the III Silk Way International Festival and the days of the World Forum of Spiritual Culture. Ancient Roman goddess Fortuna was blind, and the wheel – a […]

10.10.2016
A Bestselling Ballet

For only two days – October 14 and 15 – a tour of the legendary St. Petersburg Eifman Ballet will run. For the first time, the company will present the ballet Onegin based on A. Pushkin’s novel in verse to the music by P. Tchaikovsky and A. Sitkovetsky (Autograph rock band). The main roles will be performed by […]

6.10.2016
How to Indulge the Audience?

The residents and guests of Astana have already had an opportunity to enjoy the opera and ballet arts during the III Silk Road International Festival. On October 12, a program in which the main character will be the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra will be featured for the audience. The famous maestro, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan […]

4.10.2016
Stars Once Again

The capital’s music lovers will have a unique opportunity to get in touch with the work of the renowned Maestro Sergei Roldugin. On October 4, the brilliant conductor, People’s Artist of Russia will give a concert at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. The project was prepared in collaboration with the Kazakh National University of Arts. […]

3.10.2016
Musical Walk through Vienna

Renowned pianist from Vienna, Stephan Matthias Lademann, together with talented soloists of the Astana Opera invite the audience to make a ‘Musical Journey around Vienna’. Masterpieces of famous Austrian composers will be performed in the opera house’s Chamber Hall on October 8 within the framework of the III Silk Road International Festival. This beautiful old […]

3.10.2016
The Magic of Joint Creative Work, or La Traviata at the Silk Road

Honored Artist of Ukraine Zoia Rozhok (National Opera of Ukraine) will perform the title role of Violetta Valery in the operaLa Traviata by outstanding Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. On October 7, her Kazakhstani stage partners as well as tenor Yuri Gorodetsky from the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus, who will be singing the part of Alfredo Germont, will […]

28.09.2016
Love Drama That Spans Two Countries

Contrast of national traditions of East and West, a love triangle, and people’s tragic fate are the basis of B. Asafiev’s dramatic ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. Stars of Belarusian ballet, Principal Dancers Lyudmila Khitrova and Honored Artist of Belarus Oleg Eromkin will present their interpretation of the main roles of Maria and Vaslav. Artists of […]

26.09.2016
The Astana Opera Will Tour in China

September 20, Astana. The artists of the Astana Opera Ballet Company will perform a rich Gala Ballet program in Xinjiang Art Theatre (Urumqi, China) on September 25 and 26. More than 30 artists will perform dance numbers from classical ballet heritage. Thus, Pas de Six from C. Pugni’s ballet Esmeralda, Trio from J. Bayer’s ballet Die Puppenfee, […]

21.09.2016
Triple Victory

September 19, Astana. The Astana Opera soloists have won the III International Ballet Competition. Principal Dancer Bakhtiyar Adamzhan won the Grand Prix. Honorable first place went to Soloist Serik Nakyspekov, his artistry was also awarded by a special prize of Astana Akimat. Second place and a special prize of Petipa Heritage Foundation and the Slovak National […]

19.09.2016
Guests from Italy and Belarus at the Astana Opera

Artists from Italy, Belarus and Kazakhstan will meet on the Silk Road. leading soloists, choir and symphony orchestra of the Astana Opera will present great Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s masterpiece Madama Butterfly. Italian Maestro Giuseppe Aquaviva will be conducting. People’s Artist of Belarus Nina Sharubina will perform the title role. Nina Sharubina, who performed with great […]

16.09.2016
Journey into the World of Abai

September 22, Astana. The Astana Opera will open its fourth season with A. Zhubanov and L. Khamidi’s opera Abai. The original national opera production staged by renowned director Giancarlo del Monaco (Italy) and the outstanding music director and conductor Alan Buribayev will be presented to the residents and guests of Astana within the framework of the […]

8.09.2016
Virtuoso of Virtuosi

September 18, Astana. The Concertmaster of the famous Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Honoured Artist of Russia Alexey Lundin will visit the III Silk Road International Festival. Virtuoso violinist will present a comprehensive program for the residents and guests of the capital at the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. The concert will feature the Astana Opera Chamber […]

2.09.2016
III International Ballet Competition Will Be Held in Astana

From September 10 to 17, III International Ballet Competition will be held in Astana. The founder and organizer of the competition is a private ‘Fund for Development and Support of Ballet and National Dance’. The foundation’s contribution to the development of choreographic art in Kazakhstan in recent years is undeniable. The General Partner of the […]

31.08.2016
Victory of the Kazakhstani Ballet in Seoul

National ballet star, Principal Dancer of the Astana Opera Bakhtiyar Adamzhan caused a sensation, having won the XIII Seoul International Dance Competition (Republic of Korea). The artist won the 1st place in the senior group in the ‘Classical Dance’ category among men, conquering with his virtuoso technique and highly professional performance not only the audience, […]

12.08.2016
The Opening of the New Season of the Astana Opera!

The Astana Opera will open its fourth season. The audience, missing the opera house’s performances during the summer break, is wondering what will be featured on the stage, which guest artists will be performing and when the fourth season will start… Just a little patience! After all, the Main Hall will open soon: the III […]

5.08.2016
Performing to a Full House

The III theatrical season of the Astana Opera has ended. Many bright events occurred in the period from September 2015 to July 2016. Four premieres took place on the stage of the Main Hall, but first things first… It is not possible to say that opera or ballet governs the stage, because in this season, […]

18.07.2016
Bakhtiyar Adamzhan Won the Grand Prix in Turkey

The rising star of the Kazakhstani ballet, Principal Dancer of the Astana Opera Bakhtiyar Adamzhan won the Grand Prix at the V International Istanbul Ballet Competition & Festival (Turkey). On July 8, 2016, dancers from Kazakhstan, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Japan, Canada, South Africa, South Korea and many other countries had gathered at the Süreyya […]

14.07.2016
The Return of Batyrzhan Smakov

July 20, Astana. Batyrzhan Smakov (Italy) who has a rare type of classical male singing voice – countertenor – will perform the part of Orpheus in the concert The Return of Orpheus in the Astana Opera Chamber Hall. Honored Artist of Kazakhstan Makpal Bekmagambetova (violin) and international competitions laureate Askar Mukanov (cello) will be performing together with […]

12.07.2016
The End of the Season Premiere

A grand Gala Concert in two parts will close the third theatrical season of the Astana Opera. On July 16, within the framework of the celebratory concert a premiere of the brilliant Grand Pas from the ballet Paquita by L. Minkus and E. Deldevez will take place in the opera house’s Main Hall. The premiere of the […]

8.07.2016
The Adventures of Don Quixote in Astana

October 28 and 29, 2016, Astana. At the beginning of the fourth season, the Astana Opera will delight the residents and guests of the capital with the premiere of L. Minkus’ ballet Don Quixote, staged by the People’s Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Altynai Asylmuratova. Bright, sunny ballet, full of […]

5.07.2016

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