Thematic exposition of the Uffizi Gallery “Florentine fashion of the 20th century” will visit the capital of Kazakhstan. Uffizi Gallery is one of the oldest museums of Europe that has a collection of medieval and modern paintings, antique sculpture, miniatures, tapestry and many other. Astana will also take part in the contest Turkvision. This contest will be held in Astana for the first time. Casting and selection of singers for the show is now held in Turkey and Central Asia.
Apart from that, magnificent Cirque du Soleil will arrive in Astana with its show-program created especially for EXPO-2017. It will combine the theme of the exhibition “Future Energy” and rich culture of Kazakhstan. Circus pavilion will seize around 2000 people and the tickets will cost ca. 4000 tenge. Cirque du Soleil will perform from 16 June to 10 September practically every day during the entire exhibition.
From 5 to 8 July, one can see legendary terracotta statues in Astana, that were buried along with the first Emperor Qin – Qin Shi Huang, who united China and tied parts of the Great Wall in the 210-209 B.C. Figures of warriors were done individually by hand using different techniques. Each figure has its own unique characteristics and even face expression.
On 24-29 July, the king of the opera Placido Domingo will pay a visit to Astana for conducting the most prestigious contest of vocalists “Operalia”. The contest was founded in Paris in 1993 and took place on the stage of the well-known Grand Opera. “Operalia” has been held in different countries of the world including legendary La Scala in Milan, Covent Garden in London, Royal Theatre in Madrid, and Filarmonico in Verona. In Astana “Operalia” will be held on the stage of “Astana Opera”.
On 1 July, the first time in the history of KVN (Club of the Funny and Smart), Summer Cup of the Top League will be held in the capital of Kazakhstan. Participating teams are “Aziya MIX”, “Team of Kamyzyak region”, “City of Pyatigorsk” and re-united specially for this event popular team “KAZAXI”.
Among other events prepared for guests of EXPO-2017 are: concert of Igor Butman and Moscow Jazz orchestra (15 July), joint concert of “Kuss Quartet” and Misha Mayskiy (25 June) and the cello concert of Enrico Dindo (24 June).