Astana Opera artists make their debut performance in Georgia
The Astana Opera artists captivated the audience at the Shota Rustaveli Academic Theater in Tbilisi. This marked their first performance in Georgia. The program, curated by Abzal Mukhitdin, featured works by domestic composers, as well as international musical masterpieces. The audience was particularly enchanted by the vibrant Kazakh melodies and the sounds of the dombyra performed by conductor Ruslan Baimurzin, a recipient of the Order of Kurmet. The Astana Opera artists also presented excerpts from the ‘Birzhan – Sara’ opera, the ‘Kyz Kuu’ symphonic scherzo from the ‘Steppe Legend’ suite, Abai’s song ‘Aittym Salem, Kalamkas’ and Serke’s cavatina from Sydyk Mukhamedzhanov’s opera ‘Aisulu’. Alongside the national music, the Astana Opera artists performed renowned and beloved arias and duets from operas by Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Rossini, Jacques Offenbach, and others. It bears noting that the Astana Opera tour was supported by the Kazakh Ministry of Culture and Information and the Kazakh Embassy in Georgia.