Astana Opera Stages Spartacus
The performance of the famous Spartacus was staged in Astana Opera. According to choreographers, the performance is not just ballet but a real heroic epos with original drama, ancient images and magnificent monumental battle scenes. Every artist dreams about playing the lead role, which is the most masculine character in the repertoire. Leading soloist of the theater, Bakhtiyar Adamzhan played the main gladiator role.
BAKHTIYAR ADAMZHAN, LEADING SOLOIST OF ASTANA OPERA:
- I've known this show for a long time. This time, I want to convey to viewers the image of Spartacus not only as a warrior, but also as a person who is in love just like a commoner. I also intend to strengthen the relationship with the ballet cadre.
This year, the performance was dedicated to the memory of Ramazan Bapov. The outstanding ballet master had significantly contributed to the development of Kazakh School of Ballet. He became the only Kazakh ballet artist who received the ‘People’s Artist of the USSR’ title. His talent and skilled technique were appreciated worldwide.
LYUDMILA RUDAKOVA, HONORED ARTIST OF KAZAKH SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC, WIFE OF RAMAZAN BAPOV:
- Ramazan passed away four years ago. People could not help but love him, because he was not only a brilliant artist, but also a wonderful person. Today, one of Ramazan's favorite students is playing the Spartacus.
The legendary Spartacus performance has marked its 50th anniversary. During its anniversary year, the ballet production of Yuri Grigorovich became the highlight of classical ballets worldwide. Today, Spartacus is among the best world theatre’s repertoire.