HBSO to present opera birthday party

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.

By Truong Son

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