Mozart opera to be performed in Vietnam

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A scene from a performance of "The Magic Flute" in Hanoi in 2006

Mozart's The Magic Flute will hit the stage in Ho Chi Minh City for the first time next week, thethaovanhoa news website reported Saturday.

The opera was first performed in Vietnam by the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi in 2006. Coming back to Vietnam for this second time, it will play the Opera House in HCMC on November 9 and 11 at 8p.m..

The show is a cooperation between the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera and Norway's Transposition project, a three year project that ended 2009 and assisted Vietnamese conservatories and orchestras with instruments, materials, education and management and promoted local music to the world.

Apart from local opera artists from the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera, the performance will see the participation of renowned foreign performers.

Norwegian conductor Magnus Loddgard will lead the orchestra.

Born more than 200 years ago, the opera "The Magic Flute" is now one of the top four most-performed operas in the world.

Set in Egypt, it tells the love story of a prince named Tamino and a girl named Tamina. They have to overcome many difficulties to be together.

Tickets for the show cost VND400,000-650,000, or VND150,000 for students.

They can be found at ticket office of the HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera at the basement of the Opera House at 7 Lam Son Square, District 1. Or contact (08) 3823 7419 for booking.

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