World Premiere of Beethoven – Immortality – Love Ballet
The entire world has been looking forward to the premiere of Beethoven – Immortality – Love unique ballet by talented German choreographer, Raimondo Rebeck. The event attracted the interest of music critics from Austria, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
“I liked the idea of staging this performance. Especially, since we planned to prepare it in conjunction with the anniversary of Beethoven. This was what I wanted. I realized that the play takes great effort. The complexity is in the fact that there are many corps de ballet artists, leading soloists, and 18 corps de ballet pairs in the play. In addition, there are 50 choristers, soloists, and choir. This collaboration has been staged for the first time in the theatre,” said Artistic Director of Astana Opera, Altynai Asylmuratova.
Behind the scenes, the artists were extremely excited, while the spectators waited for the premiere. A few minutes were left before the artists went on the stage.
“Spectators plunged into the atmosphere of the Vienna Ball. The way Beethoven interacted with secular society as well as topics of love, inspiration and deafness were showcased. The time when Beethoven lived and created his works was recreated on stage. Everything in the performance was thoroughly considered starting from hand-embroidered costumes and hats to the most daring and modern scenery,” said correspondent, Aigerim Akimzhanova.
The scenery and costumes of the artists designed in the same black and white gamut like the colors on the piano immerse the spectators into the mysterious musical world. As conceived by the author, other colors are used to showcase Beethoven’s main stages in life, such as love, inspiration and illness.
“In this ballet, love, inspiration and deafness are always around Beethoven, because that is what showcases his life. Ludwig van Beethoven was a genius of his time. He had no other match. Therefore, it is a great honor and responsibility for me to dance to his role,” said Leading Soloist of Astana Opera, Bakhtiyar Adamzhan.
Beethoven – Immortality – Love is a great performance, said spectators in the theatre. The combination of music, choreography and scenography of the ballet makes everyone bow to the work of the great and genius composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven.