Abay State Opera & Ballet Theatre

Opera in Almaty

Almaty’s top cultural venue stages three or four performances a week at 5pm or 6.30pm. Some get sold out a week or more ahead. Popular favourites such as Swan Lake, La Bohème, La Traviata, Aida and Carmen are among the regular shows. Also look out for Kazakh operas such as Abay and Abylay Khan. Tends to close in July and August.