Mukan Tulebayev’s opera “Birjan – Sara,” the gold standard of its genre and a Kazakh national art treasury, will be staged Nov. 22 in a new musical and scenic interpretation. The very first scene starting with at a fair will immerse an audience into its chaotic and entertaining atmosphere created by talented folk artistss, craftsmen, brisk merchants, eagle hunters riding horses and deft tightrope walkers. The pictures of nature and daily routine with 3D technology will add up to it. Bright costumes, video installations by the Italian expert Sergio Metalli, and most importantly the magnificent music, soloists’ beautiful voices and harmonious sound of the orchestra promise an unforgettable experience to the public.
Director Askhat Mayemirov, Consulting Director Mikhail Pandzhavidze and Conductor Abzal Mukhitdinov offer a new reading of Kazakh classics, by challenging perception stereotypes of the character traits of some heroes.