The opera Abai is a masterpiece of national classics Akhmet Zhubanov and Latif Khamidi. The conductor Alan Buribayev and opera director Giancarlo del Monaco prepared a new version of the cultural heritage. Music Director of the production and Principal Conductor of the Astana Opera House Alan Buribayev has a subtle sense of musical material that is the distinctive feature of his score-reading.
The stage design should especially draw the attention as the creative duo of the renowned stage designer of our time Ezio Frigerio and the costume designer, Academy Award winner Franca Squarciapino worked on it. The set well illustrates the poet’s world from many angles. The designers made use of 3D technologies that should enhance the effect of the most important scenes.