Birzhan – Sara

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Birzhan – Sara

Mukan Tulebayev

Birzhan – Sara

Opera in two acts

Libretto by Kazhym Jumaliyev

NEW MUSICAL AND SCENIC VERSION

Music Director and Conductor – Abzal MukhitdinovHonoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Producer – Askhat MayemirovHonoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Consulting Director – Mikhail Pandzhavidze, Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Tatarstan

Set Designers – Sofia Tasmagambetova, Pavel Dragunov

Music Editor – Taskyn Zharmukamet

Chief Chorus Master – Yerzhan DautovHonoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Choreographer – Mukaram Avakhri

Assistant Choreographer – Aigul TatiHonoured Worker of Kazakhstan

Projection Designer – Sergio Metalli

Lighting Designer – Jacopo Pantani

Head of Design and Production Complex – Victor Carare

Assistants Producer – Yerenbak ToikenovYelik Nursultan

The new musical and scenic version of Mukan Tulebayev’s opera Birjan – Sara, the gold standard of its genre and a kind of a “visiting card” of national art, will be presented on November 22.

Director Askhat Mayemirov, Consulting Director Mikhail Pandzhavidze and Conductor Abzal Mukhitdinov offer a new reading of Kazakh classics, by challenging perception stereotypes of the character traits of some heroes.

The very first scene of the fair will capture the audience’s imagination: there are talented folk artisans, craftsmen, brisk merchants, eagle hunters riding horses and deft tightrope walkers! Thanks to 3D technology, pictures of nature and daily routine will come to life. Bright costumes, video installations by the Italian expert Sergio Metalli, and most importantly – magnificent music, soloists’ beautiful voices and harmonious sound of the orchestra promise an unforgettable experience to the public.

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (with one interval)

Performed in Kazakh

(with Russian and English subtitles)