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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Italian theater “La Scala” to arrive to Astana on EXPO-2017

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“The orchestra, choir, soloists will perform in the theater, and technical staff will also come. The main conductor will be the world-famous maestro Zubin Meta. It is really a great joy that such a famous person will come – the conductor number one in the field of opera and classical art”, – A. Mukhamediuly noted.

According to the Minister, from September 1 to 10 an Agreement between the theaters “Astana Opera” and “La Scala” was concluded. The Italian theater plans to present the creations of the great composers Giuseppe Verdi – “Falstaff” opera and L. Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 – to the attention of Kazakhstan spectators.

“All the expenses for the performance of the theater “La Scala”are covered by the group company “Eni”. Absolutely with this company a contract is concluded. It is worth noting that the theater “La Scala” will perform for the first time in the post-Soviet space, except Russia. It is very gratifying that they will represent the best world productions with the strongest team, led by the conductor Z. Meta”, – the Head of the Department stressed.

A. Mukhamediuly added that the staff of the Italian theater is primarily interested in the new theater “Astana Opera”. Along with this, the international contest of opera singers “Opera” will be held in the capital.

“We are proud that the unique theater “Astana Opera” attracts the attention of all world stars. Within the framework of EXPO, we will hold the final parts of the international opera singers contest “Opera”, whose founder and artistic director is Placido Domingo. Here I would like to note that 70% of all expenses of this unique project of the final part of the contest “Opera” will be paid by the sponsor of “Rolex”, – A. Mukhamediuly specified.

As the Minister noted, tickets are being sold for this international competition, and now more than 300 tickets have already been bought. In this regard he added that the sale of tickets for the performances of La Scala Theater hadn’t yet begun, since the ticket price should be agreed with the main partner. But soon, or rather, the next week, tickets will be available for sale.

“We are scheduled to perform at Mariinsky Theater in Astana. This theater came to Kazakhstan twice, and this time the theater will come with the opera of Giuseppe Verdi “Simon Boccanegra” and Mendelssohn’s ballet “Midsummer Night’s Dream”. And, of course, Valeriy Gergiev will be the conductor of this theater. Here I focus on the fact that the expenses of the sponsors of this theater are fully paid by the RNS group of companies”, – the Speaker said.

According to the Minister, the total expenditure of all events organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan is estimated at 9 billion tenge. 90% of this amount will be mastered to the national Kazakh collectives.

Source: Kazakhstan 2050

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