Don Quixote premiered in Astana Opera
Astana Opera held a grand premiere of the ballet "Don Quixote". The production by Altynay Assylmuratova gathered a full house at the main musical theater of Astana. 240 costumes and original decorations were created during one month of preparation for the premiere. The first graduates of the Kazakh National Academy of Choreography performed on the stage along with renowned artists. The entire triupe included 120 dancers. The audience appreciated the fascinating plot, fiery music, passionate Spanish dances, colorful stylized decoration and lighting effects. The leading role of the selfless Knight of the Sad Face was performed by Janibek Imankulov. Madina Basbaeva played the part of Kitri.
Madina BASBAYEVA, LEADING DANCER, ASTANA OPERA:
It is difficult to play Kitri but the character is close to my theatrical character, and to me. She is as cheerful and open as I am. Of course this ballet is performed at all the theatres around the globe but here in Astana Opera we have our own production, we have different decorations, different costumes. I am happy to that we staged such famous ballet in our theatre.