Abay Opera House
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Abay Opera House, main entrance view
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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.
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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