Rome - Eni is the sole official sponsor of a cultural initiative promoted by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, and organized under the supervision of the Kazakh Minister of Culture and Sports, Arystanbek Mukhamediuly. This is the content of a note issued by the company regarding a Tour of Teatro alla Scala in Astana.
During the tour, which will start with the celebrations of the public holiday Kurban Ait, the Choir and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala will perform important works from their repertoire, such as "Falstaff" by Giuseppe Verdi and "Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125" by Ludwig van Beethoven. Maestro Zubin Mehta, a world famous conductor and artist who has had a significant impact on musical culture worldwide, will direct the performances. There will be six performances altogether, four from "Falstaff", on September 1,4,6 and 8, and two from "Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125" on September 7 and 9. Eni's commitment to the tour of Teatro alla Scala in Astana can be seen in its strong involvement and active participation in the event that will take place during EXPO 2017, the leading international exhibition currently held in the country. Since its opening on June 10, EXPO 2017 has already attracted more than 3 million visitors, with many more expected to arrive before the event ends on Sunday, September 10. In addition, thanks to Eni's support, a series of concerts has also been held in various countries, including Russia, the USA and Turkey.
The Astana tour will further consolidate the long-standing collaboration between Eni, Teatro alla Scala and the Astana Opera House. Thanks to Eni, the public of Kazakhstan and visitors to EXPO 2017 will be able to enjoy one of the most outstanding Italian excellences. Eni sees culture as a key component in its relations with the areas and communities where it operates and plays a crucial role in its sustainability strategy, which is always in line with its operational activities. This special event further strengthens Eni's relations with Kazakhstan, a country that is highly strategic for the company's activities.Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992, where it co-operates the Karachaganak Field, and is a partner of the North Caspian Sea Production Sharing Agreement (NCSPSA), which conducts operations in Kashagan.