Astana Opera announces its plans for the season
The country’s main theatre is opening its eighth theatrical season on September 18 with an exciting Gala Opera program “Through the Pages of Opera Classics”. The famous soloists of the capital’s opera company will present scenes from operas – Akhmet Zhubanov and Latyf Khamidi’s “Abai”, Gioachino Rossini’s “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” and much more.
“We are opening this season in an unusual for us format: the artists will perform onstage without the viewers in the auditorium. Live streams of performances and concerts are scheduled for September. At the moment, the soloists are happy to start working after such a long break. They work in rehearsal halls and are certainly excited despite the fact that our first meeting with the audience will be taking place online. The opera house’s artistic council has developed a rich repertoire for the eighth season, which includes national and world classical operas and ballets, chamber music concerts and, of course, programs for children and youth audiences. Many of our plans were not implemented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the quarantine, we actively worked online, created a variety of projects, all the while receiving feedback in the form of positive comments and letters from fans of our opera house,” said Galym Akhmedyarov, General Director of the Astana Opera, Honored Worker of Kazakhstan.
In the near future, the audience will see grand premieres and exciting concert programs. The premiere online screening of Gaetano Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” will take place in the beginning of October. Exclusive ballet “Six Dances”, staged by outstanding choreographer Jiří Kylián to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, will continue the string of new productions. After that, the long-awaited premieres of Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “L’Elisir d’Amore” and the national ballet “Call of the Steppe” staged by Patrick de Bana will be presented to theatre arts aficionados.