2022 / 2023 MARBLE HALL the 10th Season
6 April * Thursday * 7.00 pm
7 April * Friday * 7.00 pm
A TRIBUTE TO RACHMANINOFF
(to the 150th anniversary of the composer)
Running time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Management reserves the right to substitute performers and works performed
In the year of the 150th anniversary of the great composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff, “A Tribute to Rachmaninoff” Festival will feature a concert performance of the one-act opera Aleko with opera soloists, the Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra and the North Kazakhstan Philharmonic Chorus.
The author of the project, conductor and artistic director of the festival: Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan Abzal Mukhitdin.
The production of Aleko is also dedicated to the 80th birthday of the Honoured Artist of Kazakhstan, Holder of the Order of Parasat, Chorus Master Yuri Kolchin.
Aleko is a one-act opera based on Pushkin’s poem The Gypsies. The action takes place in a gypsy camp. The plot is based on a fateful love triangle: the beautiful gypsy girl Zemfira, Aleko, who has left the city because of his love for her, and a young gypsy, whom Zemfira has fallen in love with.
Aleko: Dinmukhamed KOSHKINBAYEV / Vasiliy UPOROV
Zemfira: Galina CHEPLAKOVA / Aigul NIYAZOVA, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Young Gypsy: Narul TOIKENOV / Vladislav CHIZHOV
Old man, Zemfira’s father: Shyngys RASYLKHAN, laureate of the State Youth Prize “Daryn” / Ilya MARKOV
Old Gypsy Woman: Tatyana VITSINSKAYA / Gulzhanat SAPAKOVA
Narrated by Sergey MATVEYEV, People’s Artist of Kyrgyzstan, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
THE NORTH KAZAKHSTAN PHILHARMONIC CHORUS
Chorus Master: Yuri KOLCHIN, Honoured Artist of Kazakhstan, Holder of the Order of Parasat
THE ASTANA OPERA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conductor and Music Director: Abzal MUKHITDIN, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan