Biography

Zarina Altynbayeva - an opera singer. In 2013 she became a soloist of the Abay State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (Almaty), where he serves to this day. Since 2017, she opens the theater season on an annual basis. She performed at such Opera houses as Pergolesi Opera Theater (Italy), Astana Opera (Kazakhstan), Tbilisi Opera House (Georgia), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Japan), Mariinsky Theatre (Russia), etc.
In 2017, she performed at the opening of the international Universiade in Almaty, where she sang in a duet with Dimash Kudaibergenov. In addition to the Opera repertoire, Zarina performs chamber music, classical romances, Baroque music. In 2019, she released her Baroque Pearls solo album.
In 2019, Zarina organized the Republican academic contest-festival for young musicians - Prima Nota Fest, which became a significant event in the cultural life of Kazakhstan and made big news. The contest is aimed at the development of classical performing arts. The project was implemented with the support of the Department of culture of the Almaty Akimat and the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. The main sponsor of the contest- festival was LG Electronics Kazakhstan.

"I am sure there are many talented children in our country who study classical performing arts, but they have little opportunity to express themselves at large academic venues. The main idea of this festival is to identify young talents, give them an opportunity and an incentive to develop" - Zarina said.

Opera repertoire:

 

  • Soprano "Carmina Burana" (Orff)
  • Adina "L'elisir d'amore" (Donizetti)
  • Leila "Les pêcheurs de perles" (Bizet)
  • Juliet "The Capulets and the Montagues" (Bellini)
  • Rosina  "Il barbiere di Siviglia" (Rossini)
  • Oscar "Un ballo in maschera" (Verdi)
  • Musetta "La Boheme" (Puccini)
  • Violetta "La Traviata" (Verdi)
  • Adele "Die Fledermaus" (Strauss)
  • Clorinda "La Cenerentola" (Rossini)
  • Azhar "Abay" (Zhubanov, Khamidi)
  • Nedda "Pagliacci" (Leoncavallo)
  • Norina "Don Pasquale" (Donizetti)
  • Cleopatra "Giulio Cesare in Egitto" (Händel)

Zarina as Violetta from opera "La Traviata" (Verdi)

Zarina as Violetta from opera "La Traviata" (Verdi)

Awards and prizes:


In 2017, she received an award of the Star of Asia international music festival (Kazakhstan, 2017)
In 2018, she became the laureate of the 1st prize V Alion Baltic International Music Competition (Latvia, 2018)
In 2018, she became the laureate of the 1st prize and received the audience award at the XVI Tokyo Music Competition” (Japan, 2018)
In 2018, she became the laureate of the national project "Choice of the Year in Kazakhstan" and received an award "Altyn Adam" - Person of the Year which has an international status (Kazakhstan, 2018)
In 2019, she became the laureate of the 2nd prize and was awarded with a contract with the Italian Parma Opera for 2020 Montecatini Opera Competition (Italy, 2019)
In 2019, she became the laureate of the Eurasian International Award (Kazakhstan, 2019)
In 2019, she received an award for mentoring in the Bala Dauysy-2019 national children's song contest (Kazakhstan, 2019)

Zarina performing in Tokyo, Japan

Zarina performing in Tokyo, Japan