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Chamber hall to open in Astana Opera theater

The festive opening of the chamber hall in Astana Opera theater will take place on October 1, 2013 on the International Music Day.

Chamber hall to open in Astana Opera theater
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Tickets to Astana Opera premier range from 500 to 30,000 tenge

The tickets to the world premier of Astana Opera will cost from 500 to 30 thousand tenge ($3.3-196).

Tickets to Astana Opera premier range from 500 to 30,000 tenge
Thai nomad theatres strive to preserve ancient art
Thai nomad theatres strive to preserve ancient art

They eat, sleep and raise their children beneath the stage floorboards and when dusk falls Thailand's travelling theatres come to life with ornate costumes, colourful face paint and high-pitched Chinese opera.

Thai nomad theatres strive to preserve ancient art
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Artists of world most famous theatres to perform in Astana Opera in October

Artists of the world's most famous theaters will perform in Astana Opera in October 2013.

Artists of world most famous theatres to perform in Astana Opera in October
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New York Met expands live opera broadcast program

New York's Metropolitan Opera said Wednesday it has expanded its program of live broadcasts for the 2013-2014 season.

New York Met expands live opera broadcast program
Director ducks out at start of Bayreuth's new 'Ring'
Director ducks out at start of Bayreuth's new 'Ring'

Controverial German director Frank Castorf refused to show himself at the end of his new staging of Richard Wagner's "Rhinegold" that premiered at the Bayreuth Festival on Friday.

Director ducks out at start of Bayreuth's new 'Ring'
Domingo doing well, to recover fully after health scare
Domingo doing well, to recover fully after health scare

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo said on Sunday that he was feeling well after treatment for a blockage in his lung, as his doctor said the tenor would make a full recovery.

Domingo doing well, to recover fully after health scare
Spanish tenor Placido Doming. ©REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
Placido Domingo treated for pulmonary embolism

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo is being treated in a Madrid hospital for a pulmonary embolism, a blockage of an artery of the lungs.

Placido Domingo treated for pulmonary embolism
Russia's most admired theatre directors, Yury Lyubimov. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russian theatre legend Lyubimov makes Bolshoi debut at 95

At the age of 95, one of Russia's most admired theatre directors, Yury Lyubimov, is staging his first ever production at the Bolshoi Theatre, a boldly pared-down version of Borodin's opera "Prince Igor".

Russian theatre legend Lyubimov makes Bolshoi debut at 95
Romanian bandmaster Cristian Sandu. Photo by Assemgul Kassenova©
International Opera Festival held in Almaty

This time the festival is timed to the 200th anniversary of the Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

International Opera Festival held in Almaty
Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke. ©REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Oscar hopeful Haneke directs Mozart in Madrid

Although he is nursing hopes of an Oscar, Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke says he feels doomed to failure with his latest project -- a staging of a Mozart opera in Spain.

Oscar hopeful Haneke directs Mozart in Madrid
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World premiere of Astana Opera scheduled for end of October 2013

The world premiere of Kazakhstan's Astana Opera is scheduled for October 20-12. It will be attended by celebrities from leading theaters of the world: Art Director.

World premiere of Astana Opera scheduled for end of October 2013
La Scala theater. Photo courtesy of italia-about.ru
La Scala and Mariinsky Theatre to come to Astana

World-famous La Scala and the Mariinsky Theatre will make a tour to Astana Opera State Opera and Ballet Theater.

La Scala and Mariinsky Theatre to come to Astana
Verdi's 'Rigoletto' goes Vegas in New York staging
Verdi's 'Rigoletto' goes Vegas in New York staging

Verdi goes Vegas in a flashy new production of the opera "Rigoletto" at the Metropolitan Opera in New York that features neon lights, a Cadillac and a naked cabaret dancer.

Verdi's 'Rigoletto' goes Vegas in New York staging
The fututre theater building in Astana. ©Danial Okassov
New Opera and Ballet theater to be constructed by the end of 2012 in Astana

A new Opera and Ballet theater that is under construction in Astana now will be put into service by the end of 2012.

New Opera and Ballet theater to be constructed by the end of 2012 in Astana
Manon Lescaut opera. Photo courtesy of Karim Massimov's Facebook
Karim Massimov attended premiere of Manon Lescaut opera in Astana

Karim Massimov attended the first night of Giacomo Puccini's Manon Lescaut opera at Baisseitova National Opera and Ballet Theater.

Karim Massimov attended premiere of Manon Lescaut opera in Astana