Young talents perform IN ‘Le Corsaire’

A new interpretation of the famous ballet Le Corsaire was presented in Astana Opera. The work of Adolphe Adam has been staged in famous theatres worldwide for almost two centuries. Based on the idea of choreographer Altynay Assylmuratova, the main feature of the play is the complex leading roles performed by beginners. Soloists should have acting skills besides impeccable technical skills. The performers opined that it is a valuable experience to work on the main characters and it is also a great opportunity for them to improve their skills and demonstrate new abilities. Attention was also paid on the ballet costumes and stage decorations. The 3D projection creates the atmosphere of the time of the great English poet, Byron. The magnificent Le Corsaire is based on the poem of the poet.

ALTYNAY ASSYLMURATOVA, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF ASTANA OPERA BALLET COMPANY:

 - It is a wonderful, very funny and colorful performance, which we organized to mark the 20th anniversary of Astana and the 200th anniversary of the great choreographer Marius Petipa. We engage young people and give them an opportunity to try their hands at the leading variations. For example, Zhanserik Akhmetov will perform the role of Lanquedem for the first time.

ZHANSERIK AKHMETOV, BALLET DANCER:

 - Lanquedem’s part is very complex from the acting point of view. It was difficult for me, because I do not have enough experience since I've only worked in the theater for a year. I perform such a major role for the first time.