La Scala ballet group has arrived to Astana, tengrinews.kz reports.
The dancers had their first rehearsals. The technical team and decorators are installing decorations. Meanwhile, the Astana Opera orchestra is rehearsing last bits for the premier.
The premier of Don Quixote is taking place from June 30 to July 4. A free live streaming of the ballet will be available at Tengrinews TV today, June 30.
The performance of the Italian artists on the stage of the young theatre Astana Opera is truly an important event for the cultural life of Kazakhstan.
Astana Opera plans to sign a memorandum of cooperation with the Real Teatro di San Carlo and Teatro alla Scala. Top managers of La Scala arrived to Astana with the ballet group.
Don Quixote is a ballet originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, based on an episode taken from the famous novel Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. It was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus and was first presented by the Ballet of the Imperial Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow, Russia on 26 December 1869.
In the Kazakhstan premier the music is by Ludwig Minkus, choreography by Rudolf Nureyev, sets by Raffaele Del Savio and constums by Anna Anni.
Ticket prices range from 3 000 tenge ($16) to 30,000 tenge ($164). They are available at Astana Opera ticket boxes.