Ballet in 2 acts
The ballet Karagoz to the music of the renowned Kazakh composer Gaziza Zhubanova, staged by Professor of the European Ballet Academy, Laureate of the International Competition of Ballet Artists and Choreographers, Vakil Usmanov (Austria) will be performed at the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. Music Director and Conductor – Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdinov, Conductor – Arman Urazgaliyev, Set Designers – Sofya Tasmagambetova and Pavel Dragunov.
It is not by chance that the ballet Karagoz has the subtitle Dramatic Pages of Love. The main heroine is forced by her grandmother – baibishe Morzhan – to marry the rich and handsome Narsha, who had falled in love with her. However, she gave her heart to the poet Syrym. The attempt to protest the traditions and defend her right for love ends tragically: Karagoz becomes insane and dies, followed by her devoted spouse Narsha. Syrym is in despair, and Morzhan is overtaken by deep remorse...
ROLES AND PERFORMERS:
Karagoz – Anel RUSTEMOVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Narsha – Tair GATAUOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Syrym – Aibar TOKTAR
Morzhan – Assel SHAIKENOVA
BALLET, ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE ASTANA OPERA HOUSE
Running time: 2 hours (with one interval)