Address: Almaty, 110 Kabanbai Batyr street.
Metro: Almaly station.
Distance from the station: 290 meters.
Contact number: 8 (727) 272-79-34.
Entrance: from Kabanbai Batyr street.
Parking: along Zhambyl street.
Canteen: in place.
The State Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Abay, founded in 1934, was the first theatre of such scale in the republic and in 1945 it was named after the Kazakh cultural figure Abay Kunanbayev.
Today's repertoire includes:
- opera performances;
- classical performances;
- theatrical performances;
- ballet performances by ballet companies;
- musical concerts.
Over the entire period of its creative activity, the theater has been visited by world-class performers and ballet companies. Not long ago, Italian tenor Diego Cavadzin and his compatriot baritone Gianfranco Montresor performed on the stage of the theatre. Almaty residents also enjoyed the wonderful tenor of Giorgi Oniani from Germany and soprano Irina Iordachesku from Romania. Within the framework of the same festival, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the composer G. Verdi, the Turkish baritone Tamer Pecker performed here.
In addition to its main activities, the theater organizes various cultural events and festivals outside the theatre. For example, the Almaty Kok-Tobe Opera-2016 festival was held to celebrate 25 years of Kazakhstan's independence. The invited foreign star was Alejandro Roy, a Spanish tenor who performed a musical work by the great Abai in duet with domestic singers.
An important event for the opera environment of Kazakhstan was the fact that in 2013, the Astana Opera Theater came to Almaty with a tour in the theater. It was an exchange of experience and creative energy between young and adult theater. The touring program included the opera Birzhan-Sara, the fairy tale Petya and the Wolf, the choir singing and the symphony orchestra performing.
If to speak about ballet, from the last it is possible to note the performance of stars of theatre "Opera the Granier" Joshua Hoffalt and Lyudmila Pagliero, dated for the program "Year of France" in RK. In addition, here was held the New Year's show "The Nutcracker" main part in which Semyon Velichko and Anna Ol from the Moscow Academic Musical Theater named after Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko performed.
The repertoire of the Abai Opera and Ballet Theatre
The full poster of the theater is presented on the site Ticketon.kz. Our service contains all the necessary information, namely: address and phone number of the institution, its location. Here you can also buy tickets online for any show.