Tuesday, 17 December 2013
The "Birjan and Sarah" Opera staged by the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURSOY) and the State Opera and Ballet of Samsun was performed again in Samsun.
The performance which took place at 08.00 p.m. at the Ataturk Cultural Center on Monday, December 16th, 2013 within the framework of the 22nd Anniversary Celebrations of the Republic of Kazakhstan was attended by the Secretary General of TURKSOY Prof. Dr. Dusen Kaseinov along with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkey Janseyit Tuymebayev and the Governor of Samsun Mr. Huseyin Aksoy as well as many other guests.
In the opening speech he delivered prior to the performance, the Governor of Samsun Mr. Huseyin Aksoy said: ’’Upon initiative of TURKSOY, we are going to watch the Birjan and Sarah opera of the great Kazak composer Mukan TULEBAYEV on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birthday. Today is also an important day, because we also celebrate the anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Let me therefore also extend my best wishes to the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkey Janseyit Tuymebayev on behalf of our kindred country. I do also wish that the Republic of Kazakhstan remains an independent country as long as the world exists.
Finally, let me extend my gratitude to TURKSOY Secretary General Dusen
KASEINOV and to the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkey Janseyit Tuymebayev who came to our city to attend this performance, and wish you all welcome to this event.’’
The Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkey Prof. Dr. Janseyit Tuymebayev who also took the floor prior to the performance said:
"We are very happy to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Samsun and it is a great honour for us to be here with you today on the occasion of the 22nd Anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan. TURKSOY is an international organization which unites Turkic peoples through cultural and artistic activities aiming at the promotion of Turkic culture and art around the world. Culture and art will unite us. Culture and art will bring us closer together despite the geographical distances which separate us. Let us get acquainted with eachother. People in Kazakhstan are very familiar with Turkey and we wish that people in Turkey do also become familiar with Kazakhstan. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to all those who contributed to the organization of this event.’’
The opening speeches were followed by the performance of The "Birjan and Sarah" Opera staged by the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURSOY) in cooperation with the State Opera and Ballet of Samsun within the framework of celebrations of the 22nd Anniversary of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The two-act opera performed by guest artists from Kazakhstan together with artists of the State Opera and Ballet of Samsun which was attended by protocol members along with many art-lovers was extremely appreciated by the audience.