Boundaries to be broken around Hanoi Opera House under ministry plan

  • Local, int’l vocalists to join HBSO concert - Local, int’l vocalists to join HBSO concert

Local, int’l vocalists to join HBSO concert Kieu Giang The HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will hold a concert featuring renowned German soprano Katharina Kutsch, HBSO soloists, choir and wood wind quintet tonight at the Opera House in District 1, HCMC. In “Underneath The Starry Sky” concert, the audience will have the opportunity to listen to extracts from popular operas and aria and duo songs in the world, including an aria of Susanna in “The Marriage of Figaro”, a romantic aria of Don Giovanni in “Don Giovanni” by W.A.Mozart and an aria “Nessun dorma” of prince Calaf in…... [read more]

  • Opera artist Katharina Kutsch performs in HCM City

The concert called “Underneath the Starry Night” featuring well-known German opera artist Katharina Kutsch will take place at HCM City Opera House on March 29. Music lovers will be plunged into a night of incredible arias and romances from the world’s musical treasure and immortal works of famous composers throughout history of music from classicism to romanticism, late romanticism, XX century’s impressionism, XXI century’s contemporary, such as Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, Offenbach, Debussy, H. Duparc, G. Crumb.The show is directed by Katharina Kutsch, performed by her and Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera…... [read more]

  • Blockbuster soundtracks to be performed at HCM City Opera House

Best songs taken from blockbuster movies will be performed in a concert at HCM City Opera House on April 8-9. Soundtracks for movies, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, The Sound of Music, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Phantom of the Opera will be presented by artists of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO).The performance is staged and conducted by the talented conductor from Korea Lim Jun Oh, who has done more than 700 concerts around the world. Two extremely emotional works for the violin in “Cinema Paradiso” and “Schindler’s List” will be performed…... [read more]

  • Earth Hour helps Vietnam save 546,000 kWh DTiNews

Vietnam saved 546,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to 712 million VND (34,000 USD) by switching off lights during Earth Hour, from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm on March 31, according to the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN). This year’s campaign to promote energy-saving and sustainable development was joined by 48 provinces and cities nationwide. In Hanoi , the centre of Vietnam ’s 2012 Earth Hour campaign, lights were turned out at major sites, like the Hanoi Opera House and areas surrounding Hoan Kiem lake. At a ceremony to kick off the campaign, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong…... [read more]

  • Lights go off around globe for Earth Hour DTiNews

The Empire State Building (C) turns off its lights during Earth Hour. Landmarks around the globe were plunged into darkness for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change New York's Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Sydney Opera House were plunged into darkness for the annual Earth Hour campaign, leading a global effort to raise awareness about climate change.In a twist to this year's Earth Hour, Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers was to observe from the International Space Station countries around the world turn off the lights for 60…... [read more]

  • German soprano, Finnish pianist perform at "Underneath the Starry Sky" concert

Viet Nam News HCM CITY - German soprano Katharina Kutsch and Finnish pianist Pauliina Tukiainen will perform in the concert "Underneath the Starry Sky" at the HCM City Opera House on Wednesday. The programme will include Schumann's In der Natch (In the Night) and Zigeunerleben (Gypsy Life), Schubert's Nacht und Träume (Night and Dream) and Der Wanderer an den Mond (The Wanderer to the Moon), and Mendelssohn's Nachtlied (Night Song). Excerpts from famous operas will also be featured, including Mozart's Don Govanni and Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Puccini's Turandot, Verdi's Falstaff, and Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann…... [read more]

  • Special showcase of Hanoi on CNN

The Hanoitimes - Hanoitimes - A special week of coverage from March 27 and a 30-minute special program airs during March 31-April 5. Hanoi is the alluring capital of Vietnam, where French colonial aesthetics blend with dizzying signs of development in one of Asia’s fastest growing economies. #MYHANOI is an innovative series on CNN International that showcases six Instagrammers and uses their unique storytelling methods to highlight the best of what Hanoi has to offer. From famous landmarks to hidden gems, from historical sites to daily life, #MYHANOI illustrates the city through a different lens, sharing it with a worldwide…... [read more]

  • Quang Binh promotes tourism

The audience enjoyed a range of cultural and artistic repertoires of Ha Noi and Quang Binh, including an ao dai collection by designer Nhat Dung inspired by the stalactites in Thien Duong (Paradise) Cave in Quang Binh in addition to exchanges with the head of the British Royal Research Cave Association team, Howard Limbert, who explored the well-known Son Doong Cave and several other celebrities. The public will enjoy with a series of cultural and artistic events, such as the "Quang Binh in song"programme taking place at the Ha Noi Opera House, Le Thuy folk song performances at the Octagonal…... [read more]

  • Vietnam switches off during Earth Hour

People in cities and provinces throughout Vietnam turned off their power for an hour on the weekend in observance of the global Earth Hour campaign for 2017. People in cities and provinces throughout Vietnam turned off their power for an hour on the weekend in observance of the global Earth Hour campaign for 2017. Simultaneous environmental protection activities occurred on Saturday throughout the country, with the dominant focus a lights-off event. Thousands of locals, students and volunteers gathered in chilly weather in the evening at Cach Mang Thang Tam Square in Hanoi to take part in the lights-off ritual, the…... [read more]

  • Experts cringe at Saigon's plan for massive walking zone

Say tourists won't want to walk long distances to get to hotels and restaurants. Ho Chi Minh City has plans to make more than 220 hectares (544 acres), or nearly a fifth of its downtown area, exclusive to pedestrians, but experts are questioning the effects of the switch and the challenges it will pose for residents. The walking area will stand in the heart of the city, covering 7.35 kilometers, and include parts of Dong Khoi, Hai Ba Trung, Le Duan, Le Loi, Ly Tu Trong, Mac Dinh Chi, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Nguyen Du, Pasteur and several small streets…... [read more]