18 April 2016, Monday, 13:37
UFA, 18 April 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Leila Aralbaeva/. Alfia Karimova, the prima of Astana Opera Theatre (Kazakhstan), the Honoured Artist of Bashkortostan, laureate of international contests sung the party of Gilda at native Bashkir Opera and Ballet Theatre. It was staged the "Rigoletto" play by Giuseppe Verdi and the house was full as in the days of the premieres.
"After more than a year break, I have a great pleasure in meeting with the Ufa audience. I am pleased with the full house, with meeting with true connoisseurs of vocal art, colleagues and teachers. This is one of my favourite performances”, admitted Alfia Karimova.
That evening there was a wonderful cast. The party of Duke was performed by the Honoured Artist of Bashkortostan, laureate of "Golden Mask", soloist of the Ekaterinburg Opera, our compatriot Ilham Valiyev, Rigoletto – the Honoured Artist of Bashkortostan Vladimir Kopitov, Monterone — soloist of two theatres — the Bashkir Opera and Astana, the Honoured Artist of Bashkortostan Arthur Kaipkulov. The party of Sparafucile was played by the people's artist of Russia and Bashkortostan Salavat Askarov, Maddalena — Katerina Leishe. Marat Akhmet-Zaripov, the Honored Art Worker of Bashkortostan conducted the opera.