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, international competitions laureate Galina Cheplakova, young talented soloist, international competitions laureate Malika Minisini, Honoured Artist of Kazakhstan Galiya Baigazinova. A singer with a rare type of voice – countertenor, international competitions laureate Batyrzhan Smakov, participant of the fascinating project “The Big Opera” of the “Russia-Kultura” TV channel, international competitions laureate Azat Malik, the beginner vocalists, international competitions laureates Ulpan AubakirovaAlmat IzbambetovAzat TuranelDariga Musayeva and others will present their art to the audience. They will be joined by bright instrumentalists, international competitions laureates Aida Abdykadyrova (flute) and Dana Abdykadyrova (piano). The part of the piano – international competitions laureate Raushan Beskembirova.

Kazakh, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, Austrian, German popular romances and songs as well as instrumental miniatures will be presented this evening. Y. Rakhmadiyev’s Tan Samaly, N. Mendygaliyev’s Ghashyktyk Kumarlyk Pen Ol Yeki Zhol, P. Tchaikovsky’s To Bylo Ranneyu Vesnoi, R. Gliere’s Kosnulas Ya Tsvetka, A. Rubinstein’s Noch, N. Vietti-Jacobbi’s Comprate i Miei Fiori and other works by H. Wolf, R. Schumann, F. Schubert will be offered to the listeners.

Famous Kazakhstani tenor Medet Chotabayev will perform everyone’s favorite romances Ne Veter Veya S Vysoty by N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Rastvoril Ya OknoHotel By Edinoye Slovo Skazat by P. Tchaikovsky, Siren by S. Rachmaninoff, aria No Puede Ser from sarsuela La Tabernera del Puerto by Pablo Sorozábal and Elegy by J. Massenet.

Russian romances are a completely different world; many of them have deep philosophical meaning. They are very difficult to sing, in a short period of time it is necessary to reveal and convey to the listeners the range of feelings and emotions, to live onstage the entire drama the work contains. This evening I will perform a variety of compositions. It is not easy to adjust from one style and language to another. The aria No Puede Ser by the Spanish composer P. Sorozábal is a very beautiful, fiery work. It became widely known largely due to the fact that it is often performed by the Maestro Placido Domingo. Here you can demonstrate vocal ability and range, upper, lower and middle registers,” Medet Chotabayev said.

The concert starts at 19:00.

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