25. July 2023
9.00 pm
29 €, 39 €, 49 €

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  • Founded in 2013 on the initiative of Kazakhstan’s first president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Astana State Theatre of Opera and Ballet has established itself as a high-quality and must-visit venue for hosting concerts by all the major stars of the classical music world
  • The theatre performs both local and world-renowned operas and ballets such as Aida, La Traviata and Swan Lake
  • Six German Dances choreographed by Jiří Kylián to music by Mozart pay tribute to the humour and brilliance of the composer’s timeless musical oeuvre

Artistic Director of the State Ballet Theatre Astana Opera: Altynai Asylmuratova

Gala Ballet:

A. Adam: Fragment from Le Corsaire
Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Cast: Anel Rustemova, Olzhas Tarlanov, Dias Kurmangazy

R. Gaisin: Duet from The Call of the Steppe
Choreographer: Patrick de Bana
Cast: Anastasia Zaklinskaya, Bekzat Orynbayev

R. Drigo: Pas de deux from Talisman
Choreographer: Marius Petipa
Cast: Shugyla Adepkhan, Yerkin Rakhmatullayev

M. Richter: Duet from How Long is Now?
Choreographer: Raimondo Rebeck
Cast: Aigerim Beketayeva, Olzhas Tarlanov

Leda and the Swan
Music: J. S. Bach
Choreographer: Roland Petit
Cast: Anastasia Zaklinskaya, Zhanibek Akhmediyev

Kily Zaman to music by the ethno-folk ensemble Turan
Choreographer: Patrick de Bana
Cast: Sultanbek Gumar

A. Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus
Choreographer: Yuri Grigorovich
Cast: Shugyla Adepkhan, Serik Nakyspekov

L. Minkus: Pas de deux from Don Quixote
Choreographers: Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky
Cast: Aigerim Beketayeva, Arman Urazov, Sofia Adilkhanova
Six German Dances
Music: W. A. Mozart: Six German Dances, KV 571
Chorographer: Jiří Kylián

Karine: Adelina Tulepova
Paul: Olzhas Tarlanov
Carolina: Bakytgul Ispanova
Johan: Daniyar Zhumatayev
Lisa: Moldir Shakimova
Patrick: Sultanbek Gumar
Nancy: Madina Kuzhamzharova
Urtzi: Aibar Toktar

The State Opera and Ballet Theatre Astana Opera, the largest institution of its kind in Central Asia, was founded in 2013 on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Its repertoire includes internationally renowned works as well as works by established national composers. The performance that the Astana Opera will put on at Križanke will be composed of pieces from various ballets, including an excerpt from the classical ballet Le Corsaire  by Adolphe Adam, The Call of the Steppe  set to music by Renat Gaisin, a piece from Talisman  by Riccardo Drigo, a piece from the philosophical ballet How Long Is It Now?  by Max Richter, Roland Petit’s Leda and Swan,  which draws on Greek mythology and is set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Kazakh folk dance Kily Zaman,  the Adagio from Khachaturian’s Roman-inspired Spartacus, and an excerpt from Ludwig Minkus’ classical ballet Don Quixote.  After the interval, you will hear one of the most famous comic ballets, Six German Dances,  by the award-winning and internationally renowned Czech contemporary dance choreographer Jiří Kylián, which draws on Mozart’s music and pays tribute to the composer’s humour and musical brilliance. Kylián’s choreography typically surpasses the limits of the classical canon, as he has established himself as a philosophical choreographer who explores the depths of human nature rather than the body’s physical capabilities.

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