After a year-long break caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera
HCM CITY The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will launch a concert featuring dance, arias, and orchestral works from well-known operas to welcome the New Year at the city’s Opera House on January 9.
The “New Year’s Concert 2021” will open with the overture to the operetta Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, featuring the HBSO choir.
The programme will present Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (Yours is My Heart Alone) from Franz Lehar’s romantic operetta in three acts Das Land des Lachelns (The Land of Smiles), sung by Trung Kiet.
Soprano Phạm Khanh Ngọc will perform Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring), an orchestral waltz with optional solo soprano voice written in 1882 by Johann Strauss II, while soprano Phạm Duyen Huyen will sing Vilja Leid (Vilja Song) from Franz Lehar’s operetta Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow).
Baritone Đao Mac will present Largo al Factotum (Make Way for the Factorum) from Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbieri d Siviglia (The Barber of Seville).
The concert will also feature Tritsch Tratsch Polka, a high-spirited piece evoking the Viennese love for gossip, written by Johann Strauss II in 1858, with a performance from the HBSO choir.
As part of the New Year celebration, HBSO dancers will introduce a performance of La Danza, a patter song by Gioachino Rossini presented by HBSO dancers.
Meritorious Artist Trần Hoang Yến and dancer Phan Thai Bình will perform a love duet dance routine based on the musical theme of the movie La vita e bella (Life is Beautiful) composed by Nicola Piovani.
The HBSO orchestra will continue the concert with the Intermezzo and Barcarolle from the opera Les Contes de Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) written by Jacques Offenbach in 1881.
Trần Nhật Minh, who holds a Master’s of Music in conducting from Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, will wield the baton for the concert.
The show will begin at 8pm. The venue is at 7 Lam Sơn Square in District 1. Tickets can be purchased at the venue’s box office and www.ticketbox.vn.