Birzhan – Sara
Birzhan – Sara
Opera in two acts
Libretto by Kazhym Jumaliyev
NEW MUSICAL AND SCENIC VERSION
Music Director and Conductor – Abzal Mukhitdinov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Producer – Askhat Mayemirov, Honoured 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 Dautov, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Choreographer – Mukaram Avakhri
Assistant Choreographer – Aigul Tati, Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan
Projection Designer – Sergio Metalli
Lighting Designer – Jacopo Pantani
Head of Design and Production Complex – Victor Carare
Assistants Producer – Yerenbak Toikenov, Yelik 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)