Italian Ballet Stars Will Arrive in Astana
Grand Gala Ballet featuring brilliant artists of the Astana Opera and famous artists from Neapolitan Teatro di San Carlo will take place on October 29 at the Kazakhstani opera house’s Main Hall. The concert is accompanied by the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arman Urazgaliyev.
Six soloists will represent the Teatro di San Carlo, two of them are the guest stars from the Milanese Tearo alla Scala: graceful Antonella Albano and charismatic Maurizio Licitra. Striking ballet pairs from the Neapolitan Teatro di San Carlo � Anna Chiara Amirante and Alessandro Staiano, Claudia D’Antonio and Salvatore Manzo will perform both classical and modern choreography. Black Stone, TangOnPoint and others will be presented to the audience of Astana for the first time.
Speaking about the program, we want to say a few words about the modern piece Black Stone by the talented Italian choreographer Gianluca Schiavoni. It will be performed by Anna Chiara Amirante and Alessandro Staiano. The sensuality of the bodies in conjunction with physical strength makes this snippet a real gem. Another interesting number � Carmina Burana, perfrmed by Claudia D’Antonio and Salvatore Manzo. It is a stunning burst of energy. The artists’ movements are incredibly fluid. Here, a special emphasis is made on the facial and body expressions, noted the management of the Teatro di San Carlo.
We are happy to see our friends from the Teatro di San Carlo. They have already performed the ballet Giselle with the entire corps de ballet on our stage before. It is very important for us, the artists, to share experiences, receive positive emotions, as we then pass it on to our appreciative audience, said Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Tair Gatauov.
The artists of the Astana Opera have also prepared a number of surprises for the residents and guests of the capital. Thus, recent winners of the III International Ballet Competition Bakhtiyar Adamzhan and Serik Nakyspekov will perform at the Gala the modern pieces from the competition program. New ballet soloist Olzhas Tarlanov will debut as Prince Siegfried. Together with leading soloist Aigerim Beketayeva, he will perform Pas de Deux from the Swan Lake ballet by P. Tchaikovsky.
Excellent leading soloists � Honored Worker of Kazakhstan Madina Basbayeva and Anel Rustemova will present their work to the audience. Honored Workers of Kazakhstan Gaukhar Usina and Zhandos Aubakirov will dance the rarely performed in the Astana Opera duet from the ballet Ghostly Ball to the music of F. Chopin, choreography by D. Bryantsev, etc.
Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company, People’s Artist of Russia Altynai Asylmuratova. The Gala Ballet will take place within the framework of the Days of the Italian Culture in Kazakhstan, with the support of the Italian Embassy.
Source: Ministry of Culture and Sport Information of the Republic of Kazakhstan