ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Dec. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The world-renowned director Franco Dragone will introduce a new production of Kyz Zhibek opera, created by outstanding composer Yevgeny Brusilovsky, at Astana Opera House.
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The preliminary agreement about the production was reached during the
visit of the director of Astana Opera House, Tolegen Mukhamejanov, to
Naples, where he was invited by the theatre management and maestro
Franco Dragone to attend the premiere of Aida at Teatro di San Carlo.
Tolegen Mukhamejanov noted that Franco Dragone was interested in Kyz
Zhibek opera. It is expected that he will come to Astana to meet with
the Astana Opera House troupe in January next year. 'The premiere of
Kyz Zhibek opera is scheduled for April 2014', said Mr. Mukhamejhanov.
The libretto of Kyz Zhibek Opera, based on poetic folk tale, tells the
love story of the brave warrior Tolegen and the beautiful Zhibek. The
tale is set in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when the Kazakh
land suffered from internecine feuds. Tolegen is murdered by his
insidious rival Bekezhan, and Zhibek commits suicide after learning
about Tolegen's death.
During their talks, Tolegen Mukhamejanov and Franco Dragone also
discussed the possibility of staging Mozart's opera The Magic Flute
In addition, Mr. Mukhamejanov reached an agreement with Teatro di San
Carlo on joint production of Mozart's Requiem ballet, with Boris Eifman as choreographer, to be staged at Teatro di San Carlo in spring 2014.
The ballet will premiere at Astana Opera House in autumn 2014.
Moreover, Astana Opera House in cooperation with Teatro San Carlo will
produce Puccini's opera Turandot in 2015. The guest performances will
be held in both Astana Opera House and Teatro di San Carlo in the same
The Teatro alla Scala troupe will be coming on tour to Astana Opera
House with Don Quixote ballet by Minkus in June.
In all, eight premieres are scheduled to be staged at Astana Opera House
in 2014. They are Tchaikovsky's ballet Swan Lake, Adolphe Adam's ballet
Giselle, Aram Khachaturian's ballet Spartak, Zhubanov's ballet Karagoz,
Brusilovsky's opera Kyz Zhibek, Puccini's opera Tosca, Verdi's Aida and
Mozart's Magic Flute.
It is expected that Zhibek Zholy Ballet and Opera Festival will be held
in the second half of September and October. Wiener Staatsoper, the
Mariinsky Theatre and other theatres are planning to come to Astana
Opera House for the festival.
SOURCE: Press Office of Astana Opera House
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