La Scala di Seta to be performed in Rudniy
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The city of Rudniy will be the fourth in Astana Opera’s tour list. Tours to Pavlodar, Ekibastuz and Karaganda were an incredible success. A full house is also expected on June 15 and 16 at the Gornyak cultural and entertainment centre, as fame precedes the performers and the audience is already anticipating a meeting with the capital’s artists.
The organization of the opera house’s tour is supported by the leading international industrial company ERG, so the main audience at the performances will be the employees of the city-forming enterprises and their families.
The first audience of Astana Opera’s tour to Rudniy will be children. They will find themselves in The World of Music. Astana Opera’s soloists Assem Sembina, Malika Minisini, baritone Timur Umarov, as well as other vocalists and instrumentalists will give the children an unforgettable encounter with the beautiful and enchanting world of high art.
As part of the tour, the audience will also have an opportunity to enjoy Rossini’s comedic opera La Scala di Seta, which has been a part of Astana Opera’s repertoire since 2019. During this time, the production was performed by the opera company’s best voices and highly appreciated by music critics. The opera house’s principal soloist, Honoured Artist of Kazakhstan Zhannat Baktai will present the main part in the production to Rudniy’s listeners.
«Astana Opera will perform for the residents of Rudniy for the first time. The opera La Scala di Seta, featured in the program, is intended for a chamber hall, that is, its performance requires a compact stage. This production is small, convenient for touring, but at the same time very bright, meaningful, memorable and well perceived by the audience. I will take the stage as Giulia. My heroine is a flirtatious, very smart, resourceful girl. She captivates, mystifies and wins the admiration of people around her. Her striking image is emphasized by colourful costumes, and her playful character is brought to light by the vocal part, which is full of coloratura, fast passages and numerous embellishments. The part of Giulia is very expressive, complex, and at the same time light. It requires virtuoso technique and high-level performing skills. There is a lot of acting required here, which is why it is very easily perceived by the audience. It is a pleasure for us, the artists, to perform at different stage venues and enjoy performing and the pleasure we have brought to the listeners,» Zhannat Baktai emphasized.
Masters of the opera stage as well as young talented artists will perform other parts in this production. Thus, Arthur Gabdiyev will present Dorvil, Ramzat Balakishiyev – Dormont, Altynbek Abilda – Germano. The opera house’s principal soloists Tatyana Vitsinskaya and Yevgeniy Chainikov will portray Lucilla and Blansac. The performance will be accompanied by the Astana Opera Chamber Orchestra conducted by the Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan, Maestro Abzal Mukhitdin.
As a reminder, the artists’ performance in Rudniy is scheduled for June 15 and 16. On both days, the concert The World of Music will be presented to the audience at 4 pm and the opera La Scala di Seta at 7 pm.
Missing 5-year-old girl in Kostanay region found dead
KOSTANAY. KAZINFORM Body of the 5-year-old girl, who went missing in Kostanay region, has been found, Kazinform reports.
«The girl drowned. Details will be provided later,» police department says.
The girl left home on August 7, at around 5:00 am. Over 500 policemen, a helicopter, a crop duster, a trike as well as servicemen of the National Guard and Border-Guard Services immediately joined the search operation.
Thousands of locals have searched for the girl in nearby areas since Sunday.
On August 9, it was decided to leave balloons with water bottles and snacks tied to them on different sides of the cornfields.
Over 198,000 children born in Kazakhstan in H1 2022
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM The National Statistics Bureau of the Kazakh Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms shared information on the country’s demographic situation in January-June 2022, Kazinform reports.
As of July 1, 2022, the population of Kazakhstan has reached 19,246,300.
Of them, 11,479,600 or 59.6% live in urban areas, and 7,766,700 or 40.4% are rural population.
The country’s population climbed up by 236,700 people or 1.2% compared to July 1, 2021. Natural increase of the population in H1 2022 lowered by 7.7% and made 128,900 people against 139,700 in H1 2021. The rate of natural increase made 13.51 per 1,000 people.
198,100 children were born countrywide in January-June 2022, which is 8.4% less than in the same period in 2021 (216,200). Crude birth rate made 20.76 per 1,000 people.
The number of deaths in the reporting period made 69,200 that is 9.6% less than in H1 2021 (76,600). Crude mortality rate made 7.25 deaths per 1,000 people.
1,649 infants died across the country in H1 2022, which is 2.3% less than in the same period in 2021 (1,688). Infant mortality rate in the reporting period was 8.32 deaths per 1,000 live births.
President Tokayev instructs to enhance Anti-Corruption Service activity
NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has received today Chairman of the Anti-Corruption Agency Olzhas Bektenov, Akorda press service informs.
The President was briefed on the measures taken to tackle corruption in the country. In particular, in 7 months of 2022, over 1,400 corruption-related crimes were registered countrywide. More than 900 people were accused of corruption.
The Head of State was also informed about the steps aimed at preventing corruption-related crimes.
According to Olzhas Bektenov, an external analysis was carried out in transport control sector, in socio-entrepreneurial corporations, as well as in the State Defense Order Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development. Corruption risks were identified at all the stages of state defense order compilation, beginning from the planning the volumes of production and ending with fulfillment of contractual obligations.
In compliance with the President’s instructions, the Agency has fully revised the approaches to the evaluation of the activity of the Anti-Corruption Service divisions.
Upon completion of the meeting, the President set a number of tasks on enhancing the activity of the Anti-Corruption Service.