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Franco Dragone to direct Kazakh folk opera Kyz-Zhibek

Kazakh tragic folk legend opera Kyz-Zhibek will be directed by Franco Dragone in Astana Opera theater.

Franco Dragone to direct Kazakh folk opera Kyz-Zhibek
Pakistan gang rape inspires New York opera
Pakistan gang rape inspires New York opera

To those who complain that opera is an elitist indulgence served up to snobs in dinner jackets, New York's latest world premiere may come as something of a shock.

Pakistan gang rape inspires New York opera
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Winners of Verona contest to perform in Astana Opera

Winners of the international contest in Verona will perform at a concert in Astana Opera theater.

Winners of Verona contest to perform in Astana Opera
Sculptures of German composer Richard Wagner. ©Reuters/Michaela Rehle
Migraine secret of Wagner's opera

Repetitive migraines lie at the heart of "Siegfried," the second part of Richard Wagner's "Ring" trilogy of operas, German neurologists suggest.

Migraine secret of Wagner's opera
Zhupar Gabdullina. ©Astana Opera
Zhupar Gabdullina to perform Odabella in Atilla at Astana Opera

Attila opera by Giuseppe Verdi will be performed at Astana Opera house once again on December 16.

Zhupar Gabdullina to perform Odabella in Atilla at Astana Opera
Sydney Opera House tiles up for 'virtual' sale
Sydney Opera House tiles up for 'virtual' sale

The Sydney Opera House has come up with a novel new way to raise funds and boost the building's profile by selling "virtual" ownership of the tiles on its tallest sail.

Sydney Opera House tiles up for 'virtual' sale
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Evening of Choral Music in Astana Opera

On December 4, Astana Opera theater will have an evening of choral music.

Evening of Choral Music in Astana Opera
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Astana Opera singers win opera contest in Verona

Singers of Astana Opera have won prizes at the international contest of opera singers Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy.

Astana Opera singers win opera contest in Verona
Nurzhamal Usenbayeva. ©Yaroslav Radlovsky
Nurzhamal Usenbayeva from Kazakhstan receives Golden Europea

A famous soprano from Kazakhstan Nurzhamal Usenbayeva has been awarded with the prestigious Golden Europea award by the European Union of Arts.

Nurzhamal Usenbayeva from Kazakhstan receives Golden Europea
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Astana Opera singers participating in Italian contest

The soloists of Astana Opera are participating in the international contest in the Verona, Italy.

Astana Opera singers participating in Italian contest
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Astana Opera to cooperate with globally-acknowledged theaters

The State Theater of Opera and Ballet - Astana Opera - will cooperate with Opera Europe international opera association and world-famous theaters.

Astana Opera to cooperate with globally-acknowledged theaters
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Soldiers of Kazakhstan National Guard perform Huns in Attila opera at Astana Opera premiere

World-class artists are performing at the stage tonight. They shared their impression of the new theater and the premiere before the show.

Soldiers of Kazakhstan National Guard perform Huns in Attila opera at Astana Opera premiere
Mariya Mudryak. ©dailynews.kz
Kazakhstan opera singer to perform in Italy

Kazakhstan opera singer Mariya Mudyak will perform in Genoa, Italy.

Kazakhstan opera singer to perform in Italy
Mariya Mudryak. ©dailynews.kz
Kazakhstan's opera singer in world Top Ten sopranos

Kazakhstan's Mariya Mudryak entered the world Top Ten sopranos at the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kazakhstan's opera singer in world Top Ten sopranos
Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon
Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon

Sydney's celebrated Opera House was Thursday declared Australia's best-known icon ahead of its 40th birthday this weekend, in a report that said it was worth Aus$775 million to the economy every year.

Opera House at 40 is Australia's top icon
Pier Luigi Pizzi. ©Astana Opera
Costumes and decorations for Attila opera brought to Astana from Italy

The world premiere of Astana Opera theater will take four nights. The main premiere night is October 21 when Attila opera by Giuseppe Verdi will be performed.

Costumes and decorations for Attila opera brought to Astana from Italy
Ildar Abdrazakov. ©RIA Novosti
World's best bass singer to perform at Astana Opera premiere

Holder of the world's best bass singer title Ildar Abdrazakov will perform on the stage of Astana Opera theater this weekend.

World's best bass singer to perform at Astana Opera premiere
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Astana Opera to show origins of world at gala-concert

A gala-concert called The Birth of Theater will be held on October 24, 2013 at Astana Opera.

Astana Opera to show origins of world at gala-concert
Medet Chotabayev. Photo courtesy of Astana Opera
Astana Opera singer is invited to work in Italy

A singer of Astana Opera Medet Chotabayev has received a job offer from Italy.

Astana Opera singer is invited to work in Italy
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New York City Opera to close after 70 years

The New York City Opera said Tuesday it would close and file for bankruptcy after 70 years, having failed to secure desperately needed millions through an emergency fund-raising appeal.

New York City Opera to close after 70 years