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"Notre Dame de Paris" sounded in kazakh language

According to the official website of capital akimat, premiere of the legendary musical took place in the Palace of peace and harmony.

The Ministry of culture and sports of Kazakhstan with the assistance of the state concert organization "Qazaqconcert" presented the long – awaited event in the cultural life of the country-the premiere of the cult French-canadian musical "Notre Dame de Paris".

More than 70 talented actors, soloists, dancers and acrobats, carefully selected from all over Kazakhstan, take part in the national version of the musical.

The musical involves the Italian-French composer of the original production Riccardo Kochchante, Director Robert Marien, producer of the musical Nicolas Talar, choreographers Martino Muller and Nadia Buttignol and European and world champion in aerial gymnastics Jonathan Gajdan.

"My music is very difficult, we needed artists with a large musical range. The first criterion for selecting actors was technical: we had to see if they could sing all the notes. The second criterion is the interpretation: whether they can convey the emotions of the characters. And the third criterion is physical: all of them should coincide with the role, for example, Phoebus and Esmeralda should be beautiful, Frollo – representative. We did everything step by step, at first there were a lot of applicants, but we left the best. It was, of course, very difficult – it is to announce each time the actors that they will not be able to play further", – said about the selection of actors composer Riccardo Kochchante.

"Notre Dame de Paris" - the most successful French musical in the world, included in the Guinness book of records. More than 11 million viewers around the world saw the legendary production. The masterpiece is translated into nine languages.

In the framework of the program "Rouhani zhangyru" Kazakhstan became the tenth country that translated the famous musical. Now the audience can hear the famous songs "Danse mon Esmeralda", "Le temps des cathedrales" and the legendary "Belle", recognized as the best songs of the twentieth century, in the Kazakh language.

"The actors involved in the play are real professionals, you will see it all on stage. They worked on the a-z production, and I think they're very well prepared. I saw actors who are ready to work in any genre and are ready to expand the boundaries of their experience, their abilities, because all the actors are very young, but incredibly talented", – said Director Robert Marien.

"Notre Dame de Paris" was staged in Paris 20 years ago and still gathers full houses all over the world. It is symbolic that the 20th anniversary of the musical coincides with the anniversary of the capital of Kazakhstan.

Guests and residents of the capital can watch the legendary musical in the kazakh language from December 18 to December 24 at the palace of peace and harmony.

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