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Abay KNATOB is a member of the pilot project "Ashyq" on the safe of main activities,

within the framework of which special rules for visiting the theater have been developed, which visitors have to know with before visiting the performances.


Dear viewers!

We are very sad to release this news, however...

In connection with the tragic events of January and the state of emergency introduced in Almaty, and now within the framework of Decree No. 1 dated 13.01.2022 of the Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Almaty, we are forced to announce the cancellation of all January events.


This week, we have already prepared a new repertoire, taking into account the postponement of canceled performances, but since there is no exact information for how long the quarantine measures will last, the postponements become irrelevant.


An important question regarding the return of tickets.


  1. If tickets were purchased online (through going to the website of the theater or ticket system Ticketon), you will be gradually refunded. Also, you can contact the Ticketon Customer Care Service directly:


+7 (771) 936-53-53 – WhatsApp / Telegram

Please show understanding to our colleagues who now, due to numerous cancellations, will have a very heavy workload.


  1. If the tickets were purchased at the theater box office.

For a refund, you will need to contact the theater box office directly and have the original tickets and an identity document with you.

Important! The box office will begin it work only from January 25, and according to the following schedule: daily from 10.00 to 17.00 (break from 14.00 to 15.00).

Tickets will be refunded from January 25 to February 9.


Tickets for canceled performances will not be valid for future theater events.


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E-mail: theatreabay@gatob.kz

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We sincerely thank each of you for your understanding and support.

We believe in our upcoming meetings!

The team of Abay KazNTOB.


11 | 11 | 2021

7 p.m.


Akhmet Zhubanov, Latyf Khamidi

Libretto by Mukhtar Auezov


Opera in 3 acts

The performance has two intermissions.

Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes

Age category: 10+

Opera performed in Kazakh with synchronized Russian and English subtitles


The opera «Abay» - one of the best achievements of the opera art of Kazakhstan, the greatest musical and stage work of the three founders of Kazakh modern culture - composers A. Zhubanov, L. Khamidi, writer M. Auezov, still seems to be a certain result of the ascent to the heights of opera excellence in classical world understanding.

The libretto to the opera based on novel «The Way of Abaу» was written by Mukhtar Auezov. The hero of the novel is the famous Kazakh enlightener, philosopher, poet, writer, public figure, the founder of modern Kazakh written literature, the reformer of culture in the spirit of rapprochement with Russian and European culture - Abay Kunanbaev (1845-1904).

The music was authored by an outstanding musicologist, conductor, one of the founders of music education in Kazakhstan, Akhmet Zhubanov and composer, author of many songs of romances and waltzes Latif Hamidi.

The first director of the performance was Kurmanbek Zhandarbekov, the artist-decorator was Kulakhmet Khodzhikov, and the conductor was Leonid Shargorodsky. The first leading actor was the outstanding opera baritone People's Artist of the USSR Rishat Abdullin (1916-1988). He will have many more vivid images in his career, including Onegin in the opera Eugene Onegin, Targin in Yer-Targyn and Kozhagul in Birzhan and Sarah, however he will play Abai's part for the longest time, until the mid-80s. years. Later, the image of the main character of the opera was embodied by Ermek Serkebaev and Gafiz Yesimov. Kulyash Bayseitova, Shabal Beisekova and Roza Zhamanova were inimitable in the party Azhar. Anuarbek Umbetbaev, Baygali Dosymzhanov, Nariman Karazhigitov and Alibek Dnishev more than once embodied the image of Aidar in love.

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Characters and Actors:

Abay, akyn, educator - Bolat Zhomartov

Azhar, Aydar's love - Zarina Altynbayeva

Aydar, akyn, student of Abay - Darhan Zholdybayev

Zhirenshe, bi - Yessengeldy Rza

Azim, a relative and student of Abay - Tahaui Rahmetov

Karlygash, a relative of Abay - Oksana Davydenko

Kokbai, poet, young friend of Abay - Dulat Tokanov

Syrttan, bi, aksakal-venerable elder - Kairat Omirbekov

Narymbet, a relative of Zhirenshe - Bolat Kanagatov

Mes, djigit from Narymbet's suite - Damir Saduakhassov


Horsemen, old people, women, people


Conductor - Kuanysh Ismailov


Symphony orchestra, chorus and ballet of the Abay Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater


The theater has the right to make changes in the cast of the performers


Staged by the People's Artists of the Kazakh SSR, laureates of the Stalin Prize, second degree: Kurmanbek Dzhandarbekov and Baigali Dosymzhanov


Production team:

Director of the resumed performance - Laylim Imangazina, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Costume and Scenery Designer - Kulakhmet Khodzhikov, Honored Art Worker of the Kazakh SSR

Choirmaster - Aliya Temirbekova

Choreography - Mintai Tleubaev, Honored Art Worker of the Kazakh SSR