Vietnamese, foreign artists to perform Requiem

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Hundreds of Vietnamese and foreign artists stood in the same stage in a two-night concert at the Hanoi Opera House on Sep 15-16.


Under the baton of British conductor Graham Sutcliffe and Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji ,150 artists from Vietnam Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi International Choir, Hanoi Freude Club Choir, and the choir from the Hanoi University of Arts and Pedagogy, performed Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.


The artists include Vietnam's soprano Ha Pham Thang Long, Anna Einarsson from Sweden, Ohara Keiroh and Ono Kazuhiko from Japan.


The Messa da Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) is a musical setting of the Roman Catholic funeral mass (Requiem) for four soloists, double choir and orchestra.


It was composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist much admired by Verdi.


The first performance in San Marco in Milan on May 22, 1874 marked the first anniversary of Manzoni's death.


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