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RoK’s opera to take place in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on November 8, 2010 at 11:38 pm

More green for Opera House

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:12 am

The staff of the Ho Chi Minh City Opera House and the five-star Caravelle Hotel nearby joined hands to clean and beautify the theater Friday for World Environment Day, June 5.

Management of the hotel and theater also joined their staff in cleaning the front yard, corridor and entry way to the Opera House, located in the heart of the metropolis. 

They washed the Opera House water fountain, and re-planted flowers around eight big trees next to the flower garden opposite to the Caravelle entrance. About 1,200 flowering bushes were planted, together with many bags of soil and fertilizer.

Caravelle Hotel general manager John Gardner (R) and his staff re-plant flowers in the Opera House flower garden on June 4, 2010 (Photo: Tuong Thuy)

The hotel staff will continue to care for these flowers, according to Caravelle general manager John Gardner. 


The hotel team used their tools, such as a high pressure water sprayer, spatulas and chemicals, to make the Opera House cleaner and greener.


In addition, the Caravelle joins Ho Chi Minh City-based Saigontourist Holding Company in a tree-planting project in the southern province of Ca Mau on June 4-6.

Source: SGGP

Canadian opera star to perform ‘Phantom’ with local artist

In Vietnam Culture on November 30, 2009 at 4:11 am

Renowned Canadian opera singer Genevieve Charest spoke to the press November 28 in Ho Chi Minh City about her upcoming performance of The Phantom of the Opera with local singer Duc Tuan.








Duc Tuan and Genevieve Charest will perform The Phantom of the Opera November 29 in HCM City

The top opera singer has traveled the world performing in several musicals including Les Miserables, Don Juan and The Phantom of the Opera. Her voiced is described as haunting and beautiful, with audiences eagerly awaiting her duet with Tuan.


This is Charest’s first trip to Vietnam, though she said she wasn’t nervous as she had previously traveled to Korea and Japan to release albums.


During the press conference, Charest presented the song “I dream a dream” in French. The famous song is performed in the opera Les Miserables, in which Charest played one of the characters.


The vivacious singer trained as a soprano vocalist, but later crossed over into classical music. On her latest album, Charest returns to opera with the song Nessun Dorma in Turandot, proving her forte as an artist.


Charest has released three albums including H2O, L’ete du Labrador, and Tant Rever, receiving several nominations and prizes for her body of work. She credits her manager, Raymond du Berger, with helping to solidify her place as a top performer on the opera scene. Du Berger has also accompanied Charest on her trip to Vietnam.


Duc Tuan, who released the album “Music of the night” in July, will perform with Charest November 29 at HCM City’s Opera House.


In addition to singing with Tuan in the The Phantom of the Opera, Charest said she will wear a traditional Vietnamese gown known as an ao dai.


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HBSO to present opera birthday party

In Vietnam Entertainment on September 8, 2009 at 5:17 pm

The 15th birthday of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) on September 9 will be held with immortal melodies presented by the most-successful local artistes, HBSO announced September 1.








The HBSO Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Opera Gala on September 9 (Photo: Courtesy of HSBO)

Plenty of musical dishes by unforgettable composers like Bellini, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss and Gershwin will be served at the birthday party themed ‘Opera Gala.’
 
Some dishes are La Notte for Flute and String Ensemble by Vivaldi, Double Clarinet Concerto in E-flat major, op.35 by Franz Krommer, and Triple Concerto in C Major by Beethoven.
 
For the first time, a masterpiece inspired by Indochina’s melody, the ‘Cham Rhapsody for Orchestra,’ will be presented on stage under the baton of conductor Tran Vuong Thach.
 
The musicians confirmed to perform are tenor Pham Trang, sopranos Ngoc Tuyen and Thanh Nga, ballet soloists To Nhu and Duc Nhuan, flutist Nguyen Hong Nhung, clarinetists Dao Nhat Quang and Nguyen Tan Loc, pianist Ly Giai Hoa, cellist Nguyen Tuan Anh and violinist Tang Thanh Nam.
 
The opera will be led by the choir master Tran Nhat Minh.
 
Tickets are on sale at the Opera House Box Office: Stalls: VND150,000 (US$9) – Circle: VND200,000 ($11).  


Bookings can also be made via the hotline: (+848) 3832 2009 or 6270 4450. 


The performance starts at 8pm at the Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1, HCM City.


Source: SGGP