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Astana Opera artists amazed Italian audience

The talented ballet artists of Astana Opera House amazed the Italian audience. Two and a half thousand local and foreign spectators applauded for a long time, expressing their admiration. On January 21, the first performance of ballet "Spartacus" had great success in Genoa.
World 23 January, 20:47

Emotional public did not skimp on the shouts of «Bravo»; warm applause was heard after each complex support. The audience anxiously watched the development of the plot and the skill of the artists. Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (Spartacus) became the audience’s favorite. They gave him a standing ovation, noting the great talent of the artist. Note that Doszhan Tabyldy will perform Spartacus in the second cast; Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Tair Gatauov performed Crassus, Phrygia – Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Madina Basbaeva, with Anel Rustemova in the second cast, Aegina – Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan Gaukhar Usina, with Aigerim Beketayeva in the second cast. The corps de ballet demonstrated great skill, making a considerable share in the success of the ballet.

«I was pleasantly surprised by the performance. This is a wonderful production, stunning ballet. I can say that the artists who performed leading roles were excellent. We are very interested in collaboration with the Astana Opera House – not only with the ballet company, but the opera as well», – shared the director of the Teatro Carlo Felice Maurizio Roi.

The Artistic director of the Teatro Carlo Felice Maestro Giuseppe Aquaviva noted that the arrival of the ballet troupe in Genoa is connected to the project of collaboration between the two theatres. – Thus, today Aidar Abzhahanov conducted the orchestra of the Genoa theatre, and the choir performed under the baton of Maestro Pablo Assante. The fact that the Kazakh ballet company today is performing here is an indicator of cultural partnership.

Over the years, troupes of such theatres as the Ballet Nacional de España, American Ballet Theater, the Academic Dance Ensemble of Beijing, Milan ballet, Mark Morris Dance Group, Ballet Guangzhou demonstrated their stellar skills on this stage.