HBSO performs classic ballet "Cinderella"

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The ballet "Cinderella" will be performed by the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) at the municipal Opera House on April 28-29.

HBSO performs classic ballet "Cinderella"

The play was presented to the audience for the first time in 2013 and then became an annual awaited performance for music lovers in the city.

The ballet “Cinderella” was composed by Sergei Prokofiev from 1940 to 1944. This is one of his most famous and most fascinating works, and has made great inspiration for choreographers ever since. It was premiered in 1945, at the Bolshoi Theater, choreographed by Rostislav Zakharov. Then there were over 1500 “Cinderella” versions all over the world with different choreography on the music of Sergei Prokofiev.

Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev is a conductor, pianist and above all he is honored as one of the greatest Russian composers of the 20th century. He has succeeded in many different genres of music, symphony, ballet, concerto, orchestra, vocal, soundtrack, music for theater, choir.

The role of Cinderella will be demonstrated by ballerina Tran Hoang Yen, one of Vietnam’s leading artists in the present. She won a gold medal at the National Professional Dance and Music Competition with her work “Orange Pain”, Silver Medal at the International Contemporary Dance Festival in Hue with her work “Dream Pieces” and a Gold medal at the National Professional Music and Dance Competition with the work “Con Mai Ban Hung Ca”.

The role of the prince is taken by outstanding Japanese ballet dancer Nobuo Fujino. He was nominated for Prix Benois de la Danse at the Bolshoi Theater in 2005 and won the Rising Artist of the Hong Kong Arts Development Board in 2003. Nobuo Fujino took on many of the leading roles in famous ballets, such as Quixote, Giselle and Anna Karenina.

The performance is choreographed by Norway’s Johanne Jakhelln Constant.

By Kim Khanh

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