Премьера балета

Kyz Zhibek

Yevgeny Brusilovsky

Kyz Zhibek

Opera in 2 acts and an epilogue

Libretto by Gabit Musrepov

Author of the New Musical Version, Music Director and Conductor –

Abzal Mukhitdinov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Producer –                                                 Mikhail Pandzhavidze (Belarus)

Set Designers –                                         Sofia Tasmagambetova / Pavel Dragunov

Choirmaster –                                            Yerzhan Dautov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Choreographer – Producer –                                                 Mukaram Avakhri

Projection Designer –                                Pavel Suvorov (Russia)

Lighting Designer –                                  Sergei Shevchenko (Russia)

Consultant – Askhat Mayemirov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, Doctor of Philosophy

Assistant Director –                                  Yeren Toikenov

Assistant Costume Designer –                  Arassel Dosmuratova

Conductor –                                              Ruslan Baimurzin

Head of Children’s Choir –                      Altynganym Akhmetova


The first Kazakh opera Kyz Zhibek was staged at the Kazakh Musical Theatre (now, the Abai State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre) in 1934, and was immediately recognized as a gem of the national musical art. The well-known director Mikhail Pandzhavidze and conductor Abzal Mukhitdinov offer the audience a new reading of the national classical opera. Thanks to 3D technologies, the pages of the folk lyric and epic poem Kyz Zhibek come to life in the eyes of the audience: the projected moving caravan unexpectedly continues to go on stage, turning into real horses and camels. City walls, created by designers almost in full size, slide apart in an instant to present a vivid picture of life going on in the square in front of the Palace of Bazarbai. Bright costumes, video installations, the lighting designer’s interesting work, and most importantly - music - that we all know and love since our childhood, beautiful voices of soloists and harmonious sound of the orchestra make the production of Kyz Zhibek unforgettable.




Zhibek –     Zhannat Baktay, Honoured Artist of Kazakhstan /

                   Aizada Kaponova

Tulegen –   Medet Chotabayev, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /

                   Zhan Tapin, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Bekezhan – Sundet Baigozhin, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan / Talgat Galeyev

Shege  –     Beimbet Tanarykov / Ramzat Balakishiyev

Bazarbai – Zhanat Shybykbayev, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /

                   Bolat Yessimkhanov

Kamka –     Dina Khamzina, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /

                   Gulzhanat Sapakova

Karlygash – Aigul Niyazova, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan /

                        Madina Islamova

Batsaiy – Malika Minisini / Tatyana Vitsinskaya

Duriya – Bibigul Zhanuzak, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan / Yelena Ganzha


The performance has one interval

Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes


Performed in the Kazakh language

(Accompanied by synchronized Russian and English subtitles)