Odile Madina Unerbayeva and Prince Siegfried Yerkin Rakhmatullayev in Swan Lake PDD

Odile Madina Unerbayeva (Madina Basbayeva) and Prince Siegfried Yerkin Rakhmatullayev in Swan Lake PDD. Shot in Astana Opera 30.11.2023, the revised version of Swan Lake. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, libretto by Vladimir Begichev and Vasily Geltser, choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov. The premiere took place on January 15, 1895 at the Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg). Premiere at Astana Opera theater in March 8, 2018.

Madina Unerbayeva (previously Madina Basbayeva) is a Principal Dancer with Astana Opera Ballet company. Born in Almaty. In 2003, she graduated from the Almaty Choreographic College named after A.V. Seleznev. From 2003 to 2013, she was a principal dancer with the Baiseitova National Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 2013, she has been a principal dancer with the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. Madina is a guest soloist of the Opéra National de Bordeaux (France). Her teacher-repetiteur is Honoured Artist of Russia Altynai Asylmuratova. She is a Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan.

Yerkin Rakhmatullayev is a Principal Dancer the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. Born in Saryagash, South Kazakhstan. In 2011, he graduated from the Choreographic College named after A.V. Seleznev. From 2012 to 2013, he was a coryphee at Konstantin Tachkin’s private ballet company. Since 2013, he has been a soloist, and since 2015, a principal dancer of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera”. He is a Honoured Worker of Kazakhstan.

Photos by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Astana Opera Ballet, special thanks to Assel Nakupova and Yekaterina Romanova

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