Astana Opera on New York's Cultural Radar Screen

October 26, 2014 1:08 PM

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New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us. This makes New York the quintessential cosmopolitan city. We can and do take advantage of the opportunity to learn about art, dance, and music from far-flung places. What's more, those who come for a performance, exhibition, or concert, are among the best in the world even though New York might not have heard of them.

Another such opportunity presents itself in the New York debut of the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet ('Astana Opera'). Astana? Yes, the opera of Kazakhstan's new capital, is coming to town this Monday with an eclectic program titled "Voices of Asia." It will be staged in a mini-performance on the...

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