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Abay Opera House

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Type  Theatre
Completed  1941
Owner  municipality of Almaty
Phone  +7 727 272 7934
Location  Almaty, Kazakhstan
Opening  1941
Opened  1941
Abay Opera House
Address  ул. Кабанбай батыра 110, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Similar  Ascension Cathedral - Almaty, Central State Museum, Kok‑Tobe, Republic Palace, Medeu

Giacomo puccini chrysanthemums performed by string quartet of abay opera house

Abay Opera House (Kazakh: Абай атындағы қазақ мемлекеттік академиялық опера және балет театры, Kazakh State Academic Opera and Ballet House Abay) was built in Almaty in 1934 and named after Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli.


Founder (1934) and first director - Yevgeny Brusilovsky, who created eight national operas and a ballet ("Kyz-Zhibek", "Yer-Targhyn", "Aiman-Sholpan", "Birzhan and Sara", "Kamar-sulu" and others).

Over forty western and Kazakh pieces are performed, including operas, ballets and classical music performances. Another famous opera staged in the Abay Opera House - "Abay", music by Akhmed Zhubanov and Latif Khamidi, libretto by Mukhtar Auezov.

The last renovation of the building was completed in 2000.

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