Singer Lệ Quyên introduces her live concerts at a press conference held last week in Hà Nội and HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the singer
HÀ NỘI — Singer Lệ Quyên will celebrate her 20-year career with two concerts in HCM City on December 20-21 and one in Hà Nội on January 4, next year.
Quyên will sing solo for the three-hour shows. Each show will feature about 30 songs.
“As it marks 20 years in my career, I will make it spectacular, dramatic and emotional,” said Quyên.
“I still work closely with general director Việt Tú and art director Hoài Sa to select the songs and set up the stage.”
Quyên told Việt Nam News that she invested VNĐ30 billion in the concerts to make them the best so far.
“It requires concentration in spiritual and physical strength. Now I spend all my time preparing for the shows.”
Apart from usual vocal lessons, Quyên also goes to the gym for cardio exercises and practises yoga to maintain her strong voice and health for the performances.
Director Tú said the concert will be divided into five chapters reflecting the life and career of the 38-year-old singer. The chapters will feature her childhood, youth, love, memories and her success in art. She will perform well-known songs that brought her fame, as well as some she hasn’t performed before.
He confessed he’s nervous, because singing 30 songs continuously on stage and telling stories are not easy for Quyên.
“I believe in her strength and voice, but I still feel nervous because she chose the most difficult task in this solo marathon concert,” he said.
However, Quyên said she feels comfortable because she has a team of 300 people who always support her.
“Directors Tú and Sa are the best in the national musical industry. I believe in them. Actually, I will not sing alone, the audience will sing along with me,” she said.
“I often sing in lounges and clubs at weekends, that’s the way I practise my skills, I am confident I can perform for three hours.”
With a smile, Quyên said her task is the easiest, because singing is her profession, the best thing she can do.
Music is the only thing to focus on in this show, she said. The stories of her life will be told in music.
Diva Hồng Nhung appreciated the bravery and talent of Quyên. She said she believed that the project would be successful.
“Quyên is at the peak of her profession, she gets many talented artists involved in the project, so I think she will provide viewers with a wonderful programme,” Nhung said.
Tickets range from VNĐ1 million to 10 million (US$50-500). — VNS