Haydn’s oratorio The Creation on Vietnam metro stage

By Thu Thuy, Thanh Nien News

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Joseph Haydn’s The Creation will be performed in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8 and 9.
The oratorio The Creation, a masterpiece by Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) will be performed in Ho Chi Minh City this week.

The classical orchestral work, written between 1796 and 1798,  tells the story of God’s creation of the world in six days as related in the Book of Genesis.

It is scored for soprano, tenor and bass soloists, a chorus and a symphonic orchestra, and is structured in three parts.

The performance, led by well-known Norwegian conductor Lars Notto Birkeland, will feature soprano Cho Hae Ryong, tenor Erlend Tvinnereim, baritone Halvor F. Melien, and artists from the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony and Orchestra (HBSO).

The performance is a part of the Transposition Program, a diverse and multi-faceted project that involves leading musical institutions in Norway and Vietnam.

The program is due to begin at 8 p.m. on May 8 and 9 at the HCMC Opera House, 7 Lam Son Square, District 1. Tickets cost VND650,000, 550,000, 400,000 and
only 150,000 for students. 
They're available at the venue and can be booked at www.ticketbox.vn.
For booking and delivery, call 0989 874 517 (Ms Huong) or 0903 041 959 (Mr Luan).

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