“Toshkent bahori (the spring of Tashkent)” international opera and ballet festival concludesThe closing ceremony of the “Toshkent bahori (the spring of Tashkent)” international opera and ballet festival has been held at the Alisher Navoiy state academic grand theatre of Uzbekistan.
Invited to the event were representatives of various ministries and departments, public organizations, diplomats and representatives of international organizations’ offices in this country, art enthusiasts and young people.
For so many years, this creative project has been of important significance to the further strengthening of relations in the cultural sphere and to exchanges of opinions and experiences between creative workers.
Opera and ballet performers from such states as Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan participated in this year’s “Toshkent bahori” festival.
In the days of the festival, such operas as M.Bayoyev’s “Sevgim samosi” (which can be translated as “the culmination of my love”), Giuseppe Verdi’s “La traviata” and “il Trovatore (troubadour)”, Giacomo Puccini’s “La boheme” and Rimsky Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s bride” were shown at the Alisher Navoiy state academic grand theatre of Uzbekistan.
Art lovers enjoyed a concert programme consisting of performances by Ramiz Usmonov, people’s artiste of Uzbekistan, and foreign opera singers.
Concerts by students of the Tashkent national dance and choreography higher school showed that this country has many talents in the art of dancing as in all the other arts.
“The `Toshkent bahori’ festival was held at a very high level, and there were so many creative conversations at this festival. Very good modern conditions were created at this grand theatre named after great Uzbek poet Alisher Navoiy for art lovers to enjoy artistic performances and for creative workers to work fruitfully,” says Afag Abbasova, a singer of the Azerbaijan state opera and ballet theatre and laureate of international contests.
The festival concluded with Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” ballet performed by Uzbek and Russian ballet dancers.
Nazokat Usmonova, photo by Otabek Mirsoatov, UzA