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Singer celebrates Christmas with classical renditions

Update: December, 13/2019 - 15:55


Soprano Phạm Thùy Dung is seen in a music video for Ave Maria. She will celebrate the festive season with a debut album entitled Moon comprising masterpieces of world music. Photo courtesy of the artist

HÀ NỘI — Soprano Phạm Thuỳ Dung will celebrate the festive season with a debut album entitled Moon, comprising masterpieces of world music.

The CD contains classic songs such as Ave Maria, Solveig’s Song, Villanelle, The Phantom of the Opera and The Blue Danube.

She also performs some Vietnamese songs composed by Dương Cầm and Vũ Minh Tâm. 

Two famous singers Đăng Dương and Tùng Dương will also perform in duets with Dung on this album.

Divo Tùng Dương said he’s interested in this album and is determined it will be successful in the genre of symphony orchestra.

“Her voice is brilliant and emotional,” Dương said.

“Though I have listened to Ave Maria and The Phantom of Opera many times, I still feel something fresh and new in Dung’s voice,” he said.

“It’s hard to compare Dung with other foreign singers who have performed these songs because Dung brings Vietnamese spirit and colours to this album.”

Dương believed Vietnamese and foreign audiences will find different feelings and impressions in Dung’s performance.

“People have known me with a mysterious and wild voice, in The Phantom of Opera, the haunting wildness from me will collaborate with the brightness in Dung’s voice making a harmony for the dramatic song,” he added.

The album was performed by a symphony orchestra including 40 instrumentalists promising to bring an extraordinary audio experience.

The CD Moon is issued to celebrate the upcoming festive season. VNS Photo Hòa Nguyễn

Dung was named first runner-up in the Sao Mai (Morning Star) national singing contest in 2013. In recent years, she has pursued classical and semi-classical music. She impressed audiences and critics with the live concert Singing Moon in September.

For Dung, 2019 is a successful year with the concert and the debut album, she said at the launching ceremony in Hà Nội on Thursday.

“As a Christian, I feel strong faith with God. This album is dedicated to Christmas and it’s a gift for all Christians. I wish them a festive season with happiness and good fortune," Dung said. VNS

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