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The Astana Opera Children's Chorus began its work in November 2013. The first concert with their participation took place on 25th December. Today the guests of the Theatre can see the Children’s Chorus in the following productions: La Bohème (2014), Tosca (2014), Turandot (2018) by G. Puccini, Kyz Zhibek by Y. Brusilovsky (2017), Carmen by G. Bizet (2017), a new production of La Bohème by G. Puccini (2019), The Nutcracker by P. Tchaikovsky, a cantata Carmina Burana by C. Orff (2016) and a musical tale Samuryk Kelgen Tan by T. Beissenbek (2018). There are also productions in which the Children's Chorus takes part as extras: Birzhan-Sara by M. Tulebayev (2018), Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovsky (2019), Don Carlos (2019) and Aida (2014) by G. Verdi, The Journey of Peer Gynt by E. Grieg (2018).
Every year on Children's Day, 1 June, concerts are held by a Children's Studio in the Chamber Hall of the Theatre, where children present a varied programme. The chorus takes part in both children’s and adult’s concerts on the stage of the Chamber Hall: Musical Diversity of Voices, Screen Melodies, Christmas concerts, etc. The concert repertoire of the Children's Chorus includes numerous works by Kazakh, Russian and foreign composers. For many children of the studio, music becomes a life-work: they enter the vocal departments or choose other professions related to art in such educational institutions as the Kazakh National University of Arts or the Music College named after Tchaikovsky. They study not only in Kazakhstan, but also in Europe – Italy, Germany, and Great Britain.
The Children's Chorus offers 4 places for boys of 8-11 years old and 2 places for girls of 9-12 years old with bright vocal (clear, sonorous voice) and acting skills, good musical memory and a sense of rhythm, simultaneously studying at a music school. Auditions will be carried out in two stages: the first – in absentia based on video materials, the second – in person. First stage. In order to participate, you have to record a video with a child singing, fill out an application (link previously indicated) and send it along with the video by 10 October 2020 to the email address. Requirements for the video: performance of one verse and chorus of any a capella song (without musical accompaniment), either with a piano or with a backing track. Videos with lip-syncing will not be considered. The second stage is held at the Astana Opera House based on the results of the first stage at the invitation of the Chorus Master of the Children's Chorus. For an in-person audition, it is necessary to prepare a vocal number and a poem.
The Ballet Studio offers 5 places for girls of 9-10 years old who have a natural talent for ballet: gracefulness, flexibility and lightness of the body, good stretching, with no curvature in the spine and absence of flat feet, able to master a high jump, with an ear for music and sense of rhythm. They have to study in the second shift at school since there are free places only in the morning group (8:00 - 10:00 am) Auditions will be carried out in two stages: the first – in absentia based on photo materials, the second – in person. First stage. In order to participate, you have to take 4 photos of the child, fill out an application (link previously indicated) and send it along with the photo by 10 October 2020 to the email address. Requirements for the photo: 1) full body in a swimsuit facing front, 2) full body facing side, 3) sitting on the floor with outstretched feet, 4) in a splint. The second stage is held at the Astana Opera House based on the results of the first stage at the invitation of a children's ballet répétiteur. For an in-person audition, children should be dressed as follows: comfortable tight-fitting clothes for demonstrating stretching – a swimsuit or tights, socks (you can take clothes with you). Girls' hair should be in a bun.
Children's Studio Staff