Leading soloists of Astana Opera to train in La Scala Academy26 september 2014, 14:31
Leading soloists of Astana Opera House Zhupar Gabdullina and Dina Khamzina are training at the Vocal School of world-renowned La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy, Tengrinews reports citing the press-service of Astana Opera.
Zhupar Gabdullina and Dina Khamzina are taking a series of classes and workshops with the Academy’s outstanding instructors.
On September 22-26, the Kazakh soloists have been working on their parts of Aida and Amneris from Verdi’s Aida that will premier in Astana Opera in the coming November. They have intensive classes six hours per day.
Zhupar Gabdullina said that path to perfection consisted of many components. “Performance during every single class should be better than that during the previous one. Requirements to singers are very high these days, but one should not forget that there are many opportunities for improvement. To achieve the desired result, we are going to the opera’s cradle to train, like many great foreign singers do. (…) I hope that these workshops will be useful for me to improve the complex image of Aida. We will be working on nuances of clavier in the part, as well as working through the text, honing rhythm and tempo aspects,” she shared.
“Sometimes I tell myself I want to know my profession as twice two makes four, but it is not the multiplication table, there is always something new. I think the instructors will help use unleash our inner potential through rigorous work. The atmosphere and the spirit of the famous Milan Theatre disposes to productive work, " Dina Khamzina said.
La Scala Theater Academy’s history goes back to 1813 when the Theatre established the Ballet School that is now one of the best of its kind for training of ballet dancers. In the 1950s, the school of The Scala Cadets was instituted to train opera signers thanks to Arturo Toscanini. Sometime later Tito Varisco, then director of stage sets, launched a school for scene decorators.
La Scala Vocal School was founded in 1991. It offers students refresher courses for all disciplines related to the theatrical arts.
Apart from training, the Academy runs a professional advising center and a special department for the development of programs of cultural cooperation and research programs.
The Academy is an Italian private organization that has been operating more than 10 years in the development of research projects to improve their educating techniques based on projects that have been used in conjunction with other international institutions in the framework of cooperation.
Excellent professionals of La Scala Theatre, who work along with the finest artists of modern time, ensure the best possible training.
By Assel Satubaldina