Astana opera theater tours in Italy
The Astana Opera Theater with production of "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame " (Notre Dame de Paris) performed in Italy. Created in 1965 by Rolan Pete, the legendary ballet is recognized as a masterpiece of world choreography. The Kazakh artists performed on the stage of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa for the first time. Almost the whole troupe was involved in the production. Bakhtiyar Adamzhan and Rustem Seitbekov played a role of a deformed bell-ringer while Madina Basbayeva and Aigerim Beketayeva played Esmeralda.
ALTYNAI ASYLMURATOVA, ART DIRECTOR, ASTANA OPERA BALLET:
- This is a very famous performance. We can say that it is becoming one of the world’s classics. This story of The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo is very close not only to French, but also to Italians. In general, this is about the theme of love and betrayal. This embodiment of cruelty can love, but also can harm.
GIUSEPPE AQUAVIVA, ART DIRECTOR, TEATRO CARLO FELICE:
- The title of the performance is very loud and it definitely raises curiosity. I am sure that the audience will appreciate the performance of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Previously, the Mariinsky Theater audience welcomed the Hunchback of Notre Dame performance. The ballet was staged in February this year in St. Petersburg. Foreign tours by the Astana Opera Theater serve to promote the national culture abroad and to implement the program of spiritual development.