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S Koreans to perform at Opera Aria Night

Update: May, 18/2017 - 09:00
Dapper: Tenor Park Ki Chun and soprano Huh Mi Kyung are among South Korean artists who will perform at the Opera Aria Night in HCM City. — VNS photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Renowned opera singers from South Korea will join musicians selected from the HCM City Conservatory of Music in a special classical music concert on Sunday evening.

Held by the General Consulate of the Republic of Korea, the one-night only performance promotes cultural exchange on the occasion of 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

HCM City’s well-known tenor Tạ Minh Tâm and soprano Phạm Khánh Ngọc will sing with South Korean vocalists under the baton of conductor Trần Vương Thạch, who is also the director of the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra & Opera (HBSO).

“We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries with arias sung by renowned opera singers from the two countries,” said Park Noh Wan, General Consul of the Republic of Korea in HCM City. “I hope that city opera lovers will attend and grace our special and meaningful event.”

Besides masterpieces by Verdi, Puccini and Mascagni, the concert night will feature Korean folk music as well as Vietnamese romantic pieces and popular folk songs.

Tenor Tạ Minh Tâm will perform Tình Ca (Love Song), a popular aria by late composer Hoàng Việt, in addition to the famous aria “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s opera Turandot.

Soprano Phạm Khánh Ngọc will perform in a duet with soprano Cho Hye Ryung from South Korea, singing arias from Bellini’s opera Norma, including “Mira, o Norma” and “Si fino all’ore estreme”.

Tickets for the concert, to be held at the city’s Opera House at 7.30pm on May 21, are by invitation and request.

For tickets, please call (08) 54123268 or email viethantimes@gmail.com.  — VNS

 

 

Belting it out: Tenor Park Ki Chun and soprano Huh Mi Kyung are among South Korean artists who will perform at the Opera Aria Night in HCM City. — VNS photo

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