WORLD STARS PERFORM OPERA ‘TOSCA’
Bright characters, dramatic plot, incredibly strong performance and unique energy: Astana Opera staged "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini in the original production of the Milan "La Scala" theater. The immortal masterpiece was performed by the world famous stars. Tenor of the Mariinsky Theater, Akhmed Agadi, and the famous baritone from Macedonia, Marjan Jovanoski arrived in Astana. The audience plunged into the world of passions and experiences of Cavaradossi and Scarpia. The process of preparation was supervised by the Italian maestro Giuseppe Acquaviva.
It was the first performance of the leading soloist of Macedonia theatre Marjan Jovanoski in Astana Opera. He has toured to the U.S., Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and Croatia and other countries. Now the Kazakh audience has appreciated the vocal and artistry of Marjan Jovanoski. Honored artist of Russia and Tatarstan Akhmed Agadi has already gained recognition among Astana audience with his performance and exceptional talent. The opera singer admits that he was happy to accept the invitation to perform the party of Cavaradossi in his motherland
AKHMED AGADI, SOLOIST, MARIINSKY THEATRE:
- Puccini is my favorite composer. I wish I could perform only his compositions. Some soloists are good at performing Russian opera, I am good at Italian. It is comfortable for my voice. To sing Puccini, you need a very strong and flying voice, bel canto, so that the sound could stretch. I have already trained myself to sing this way.
The party of Floria Tosca was performed by the honored figure of Kazakhstan, the leading soloist of the theater Zhupar Gabdullina. Although she performed this party for the third time, she said, this role remains one of the most difficult, both musically and in terms of acting.
ZHUPAR GABDULLINA, LEADING SOLOIST, ASTANA OPERA:
- Vocal, technical moments are very complex. This character requires enormous efforts and hard work to be performed well. Therefore, I was very lucky to sing this part on my stage. Of course, I sang at the Shalyapin festival in Ufa. I am very pleased; my partners are great, just brilliant singers.