Autumn Melodies Gala at HCMC Opera House

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The annual 7th Autumn Melodies Gala 2011 (Giai dieu mua thu) will take place in Ho Chi Minh City's Opera House on Aug 17-19.


The event, organized by the HCMC Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO), will be held for three nights starting at 8 p.m. with a different theme for each night.


The first night is Orchestral Music, the second is Classic & Modern Dance, and the last is Opera Music.


Young talented artists of HBSO and abroad, including Russian violinist Sergei Sivolgin, pianist Cho Eun Young and conductor Kwon Young-Il from Korea, and ballet dancers Francesca Imoda from Italy and Samuel Lefeuvre from Belgium, will perform highly appreciated works in an elegant setting.


Accordingly, the first show will present Vietnamese composer Nguyen Van Thuong's Return to the Motherland, Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra.  In addition, Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No.2, and Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin, Piano & String Orchestra in D Minor will also be showcased.


The next night will highlight classic ballets, including works from the Nutcracker, Blue Bird from Sleeping Beauty, and Pas de deux from the Dance Diana và Acteon.


The last show will consist of two parts, World Vision Korea Children's Choir from Korea, and Opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, to be jointly performed by both Korean and Vietnamese artists.

The opera represents a dramatic story taken place in a Sicilian village in the 19th century, in which the characters portray climatically their internal conflicts focusing on sacrifice, betrayal and atonement.


Tickets range from VND60,000 to 500,000, and are available at:


- Ticket Counter, HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, Dist.1, Tel: 08 38299976.

- HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, 3 Phan Van Dat, Dist.1, HCMC. Tel: 08. 38237419/ 08. 62704450.


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