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Akhmet Zhubanov, Latif Khamidi


opera in 4 acts

Libretto by Mukhtar Auezov

Dear friends,

As part of the tour in Almaty, the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera” will present to you the opera ABAI by A.Zhubanov and L.Khamidi.

The high order of intelligence and cultural level, as well as the subtle sense of musical material are the distinctive features of the score-reading of Music Director of the production – Principal Conductor of the Astana Opera House, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Alan Buribayev. Under his direction the Orchestra sounds fantastic!

The wonderful creative duo of the renowned stage designer of our time Ezio Frigerio and the costume designer, Academy Award winner Franca Squarciapino delights the audience with the originality of scenic solutions. Thus, Abai’s study clearly reveals the poet’s multi-faceted world: there is a library shining with gilded covers of books, a globe, an armillary sphere and busts of great philosophers... And the doors of the study open directly into the huge world!

The final scene and 3D technologies used in it hit the mark, causing a storm of emotions and a powerful patriotic uplift.

Stars of Kazakhstani operatic art will perform the lead roles.

We will be glad to see you at the performance of the opera Abai!



Abai –        Sundet Baigozhin, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (10.02) /

                   Zhanat Shybykbayev, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (11.02)

Azhar –      Maira Mukhamedkyzy, Honoured Artist of Kazakhstan (10.02) /

                   Saltanat Akhmetova, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (11.02)

Aidar –       Meir Bainesh (10.02) /

                   Nurlan Bekmukhambetov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (11.02)

Azim –       Beimbet Tanarykov / Ramzat Balakishiyev

Zhirenshe – Yevgeniy Chainikov

Karlygash – Tatyana Vitsinskaya (10.02) /

                     Malika Minisini (11.02)

Kokbai – Talgat Galeyev (10.02) /

                 Yerzhan Saipov (11.02)

Syrttan – Barseg Tumanyan, People’s Artist of Armenia (10.02) /

                 Bolat Yessimkhanov (11.02)

Narymbet – Ramzat Balakishiyev

Mes – Khaidar Mustapin (10.02) / Nurlybek Kosparmakov (11.02)


The performance has one interval

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Accompanied with English and Russian subtitles

Management reserves the right to substitute artists