2021 / 2022 Main Hall the 9th Season
13 October * Wednesday * 7:00 pm
14 October * Thursday * 7:00 pm
Opera in two acts
The Astana Opera House will present one of the most famous operas by Gaetano Donizetti – L'elisir d'amore.
This brilliant comic opera is full of the most beautiful melodies. It is no coincidence that it has been keeping the attention of listeners for over 150 years, and some arias have entered the golden fund of opera classics.
L'elisir d'amore was written in just two weeks, and the success at the premiere at the Teatro della Canobbiana in Milan surprised the composer himself, who did not expect to have composed a masterpiece.
L'elisir d'amore combines the traditions of the old opera buffa and classic romantic melodrama (it is no coincidence that Nemorino's romanza "Una furtiva lagrima ..." became the most famous number of the opera).
In the capital's theatre, the audience will see this performance staged by conductor Alan Buribayev and French director Arnaud Bernard. Italian masters Ezio Frigerio and Franca Squarciapino acted as set and costume designers. The soloists underwent a vocal preparation for this opera with an experienced coach Anatoly Gusev (Italy). The excellent chorus of the Astana Opera House (Chorus Master – Yerzhan Dautov) will also be the main character in the comic masterpiece by G. Donizetti.
Conductor – Alan BURIBAYEV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Conductor – Ruslan BAYMURZIN
Stage Director – Arnaud BERNARD
Chorus Master – Yerzhan DAUTOV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Set Designer – Ezio FRIGERIO
Costume Designer – Franca SQUARCIAPINO
Lighting Designer – Jacopo PANTANI
Stage Director Assistant – Yerenbak TOIKENOV
Assistant Lighting Designer – Ultai YERDENBEKOVA
Technical Project Manager – Victor CARARE
Performed in Italian
(accompanied by synchronized Kazakh and Russian subtitles)
LEAD ROLES AND PERFORMERS
Adina – Aizada KAPONOVA, Holder of the Order of Kurmet (13.10) / Saltanat AKHMETOVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (14.10)
Nemorino – Ramzat BALAKISHIYEV
Belcore – Talgat MUSSABAYEV, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan (13.10) / Talgat GALEYEV (14.10)
Dulcamara – Yevgeniy CHAINIKOV (13.10) / Shyngys RASYLKHAN (14.10)
Giannetta – Nazym SAGYNTAY (13.10) / Madina ISLAMOVA (14.10)
Assistant to Dulcamara – Chingis OSPANBAYEV
OPERA SOLOISTS, SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, CHORUS, CORPS DE BALLET ARTISTS AND EXTRAS OF THE ASTANA OPERA HOUSE
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (with one interval)
Management reserves the right to substitute performers