The 24th International Cultural Festival in Kuwait brought together famous artists from different countries. Astana Opera took part in the grand event for the first time. The troupe’s debut performance took place as part of the Modernization of Public Consciousness program.

ALMAS ABDRAMANOV, KAZAKH AMBASSADOR TO KUWAIT:

 - We are promoting our culture, our values here as part of Modernization of Public Consciousness program. Kuwaitis love art. Many artists come on tour here. A new Opera Theatre has been opened here. I hope our troupes will perform there as well.

ALI AL-YOUHA, SECRETARY GENERAL, KUWAIT NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CULTURE, ARTS AND LETTERS:

 - Astana Opera is in Kuwait for the first time. They gave a concert and created a great mood and good emotions for art connoisseurs, my compliments on this matter. Culture, art and literature are the visiting card of any nation. I was impressed with the cultural heritage of your country. There should be more such bilateral activities aimed at expanding cooperation between Kuwait and Kazakhstan in the future.

Kazakh artists performed on the stage of Abdulhusain Abdulridha Theater presenting such masterpieces of world and national classics as "Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi, "The Seasons in Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla, the heartfelt songs of Abai, kuyis by Kurmangazy and Nurgisa Tlendiyev.

MAIRA MUKHAMEDKYZY, HONORED ARTIST OF KAZAKHSTAN:

 - Music is a universal language. Music coming from the heart reaches the heart of the listener. Probably, that's why they say that people are united by music. It is boundless. Therefore, foreign audience listened to our classics with enthusiasm and great pleasure. This is a demonstration of their respect to us and to the music.

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