July 11, 2017
The Alisher Navoi State Academic Grand Theater of Opera and Ballet had no empty seats at the evening on the occasion of the closing of the 87th theatrical season. What was attractive for the viewer on that day?

In the first department, audience’s attention was attracted by evening of classical choreography and Uzbek national dance performed by the soloists of the ballet and "Tumor" ensemble. It was established in 2011 by Charos Jurabayeva, and its performances enjoy constant success. Since 2017 the ensemble has been working in the theater staff, participating in dance scenes. The repertoire includes Uzbek national dances and dances of the peoples of the world, directed by Charos Jurabayeva and Honored Artist of Uzbekistan and Karakalpakstan Nagarkhan Nazarova.

The success of the Tumor ensemble on the stage of State Academic Bolshoi Theater n.a. A. Navoi on the day of closing season was promoted not only by the high technique of performance of artists, but also by modern scenography and bright national costumes by dancers. Throughout the scene stretched a colorful panel on which you could see the spring mountain landscape of the brush of the great Uzbek artist Ural Tansykbaev. The audience, who applauded the soloists after each appearance on stage, had an impression of being not in the hall, but at the foot of the Tien Shan mountains - in the bosom of the rich nature of the region, which gave birth to such beautiful, flexible naiad girls who, with the magic of dance, managed to entice spectators into the land of dreams and Unrealizable dreams. With a special enthusiasm the audience received a passionate duet from the ballet "Carmen Suite" (J. Bizet - R. Schedrin) performed by the Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Tamilla Mukhamedova and Zamira Fazlutova and full of magic and romance "Adagio" from the ballet "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky with the main performers - Olga Sabirova and Timur Shangariev.

The first department was just a prelude to the surprise, which the theater staff prepared in the second department. Fans of classical ballet came from whole families to see P.I. Tchaikovsky's ballet "Francesca da Rimini", and waited impatiently for the opening of the curtain. For a long time he is a poetic hymn of eternal love. The ballet is based on the world-famous work - the symphonic fantasy "Francesca da Rimini" by P.I. Tchaikovsky, based on the plot from the "Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri of the Italian Renaissance.

The real story of the noble Italian lady Francesca da Rimini was popular during the Renaissance, and after the presentation of her Dante became one of the eternal subjects of literature and art. For the first time the work was performed by a symphony orchestra under the direction of Rubinstein on February 25, 1877. Later, on March 11, 1878, it was introduced to St. Petersburg, where this work had a huge success.

The main female party in the premiere performance with a sense of great inspiration was performed by the honored artist of Uzbekistan Nadira Khamrayeva. The image of the negative character Giotto was realized by the young talented soloist of the ballet troupe Bekzod Akimbaev. The party of Paolo's beloved was performed by Ulugbek Olimov, brilliantly conveying the rise and fall of his hero, who feels a passionate feeling for Francesca, deceived by marrying the unloved Giotto - Paolo's older brother.

According to the recognition of the chief choreographer, Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Shavkat Tursunov, who restored the ballet, the Navoi Theater worked on this performance with great responsibility and inspiration. He noted that the parties in the new edition of the ballet require quite a lot of skill and a high level of preparation from the performers. Each has its own mini-variations, abounding in jumps, pirouettes, complex combinations of supports and other expressive means. And all this was realized by the artists of the theater. The orchestra under the baton of the People's Artist of Uzbekistan, conductor Dilbar Abdurahmanova has perfectly coped with the task. The music helped the audience to experience with the heroes a sense of high tragedy in the climax of the ballet - the death of the protagonists by Giotto's hand and the inevitable enlightenment in the final of the performance, when the souls of lovers merged into dance in another world.

After the evening of classical choreography and the Uzbek national

Dance and one-act ballet "Francesca da Rimini", the enthusiastic audience did not let the artists go on for a long time, rewarding them with prolonged applause for the holiday that they presented to the inhabitants of the Uzbek capital on the eve of the "summer vacation". The end of the season left a lot of bright and unique impressions. A significant event in the cultural life of Uzbekistan was the recent production of the opera "Hamsa" by Mustafa Bafoev (based on the famous cycle of poems by the great Alisher Navoi) in the dynamic production of Honored Artist of Uzbekistan Andrei Slonim, conducted by Bobomurod Khudaykulov.

(Source: «Uzbekistan Today» newspaper


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