Gala de Paris goes on tour in Astana

24 July, 2018, 09:11 370
Gala de Paris goes on tour in Astana

The European ballet stars will present the grand Gala de Paris program to the Kazakhstani audience.

Tour performances of the ballet company of the famous Opéra National de Paris will be taking place at the Astana Opera Main Hall on July 27-30 for the first time, Bnews.kz correspondent reports with a reference to the press service of Astana Mayor’s Office.

The European ballet stars will present the grand Gala de Paris program to the Kazakhstani audience. The Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of maestro Vladimir Lande (Russia – USA).

The tour is dedicated in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Astana. And the 350th jubilee of the Opéra National de Paris.

An excerpt from the colorful, emotional ballet Raymonda staged by V. Chaillet after M. Petipa to the music of A. Glazunov will open the unique concert program of the Paris Opéra Ballet. Based on a medieval chivalric legend, the ballet tells the story of the beautiful Raymonda, her fiancé – knight crusader Jean de Brienne and the Saracen Abderakhman.

Paris Opéra Ballet is the official national ballet company of the Opéra National de Paris, founded in 1661 by King Louis XIV as the Académie Royale de Danse. To date, the collective includes more than 150 dancers, Director of Dance of the Opéra National de Paris – Aurélie Dupont. The company gives more than 180 performances a year, each of which is a true celebration of high art.