New production of “Abay” opera will be performed at “Astana Opera” Theater on June 11.
“Abay” opera is one of the biggest achievements of Kazakhstan musical art. It was composed A. Zhubanov and L.Hamidi. The new production of the opera was coproduced by Kazakh and Italian creative teams. The conductor is the great-grandson of composer Alan A. Zhubanov Buribaev. The director of the opera is Dzhankarlodel Monaco of Italy, son of famous opera singer Mario del Monaco. The assistant-director is National Artist of Kazakhstan, Esmuhan Obaeva. The decoration of the opera were made by Italian craftsmen renowned for their work for such performances as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Fountain of Bakhchisarai,” “La Bayadere.”
Abai was a prominent poet, educator and philosopher, who became a spiritual teacher of the nation. The opera of A. Zhubanov and L. Hamidi revealed the depth of experience and the mind set of this powerful and unique personality. “Abai is a very important figure for the Kazakh people. He served for a creative social, political and cultural mission. He always looked to the future, cared about people and tried to stay close with them…” – said Dzhankarlodel Monaco.