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Time: 20h00 09.09.2017

Venue: The Saigon Opera House, 7 Lam Son Quare, District 1, HCMC.

In cooperation with Goethe Institut
In concert version

Libretto: Karl Haffner, Richard Genée
Sung in German with Vietnamese dialogues
A fruitful collaboration with Goethe Institute in Vietnam, the operetta (what many considered the forefather of musical) Die Fledermaus (The Bat, or Revenge of the Bat) is a continued success of HBSO and a personal achievement of young German director, David Hermann. Not limiting themselves in the classical music frameworks or ultimate standards, the liberty taken by David Herman in his sharings prior to the debut performance lives truest to every word. This is unquestionably a success formula, from the initial work selection of the classic Viennese Die Fledermaus of 140 years ago while strangely and precisely capturing the rising, vibrant vibe of HCM City, to the spectacular effort and work put together in such a short amount of time by the performers and musicians, and lastly the cultural balance achieved through languages, and demonstrated through costumes as well as stage designs.

The operetta is filled with flirtations, identity obscurity at the ball, the upper class’ trivial deceptions, yet altogether carried by the musical language, spoken dialogue and even ballet. After its excellent premiere at Autumn Melodies Arts Festival 2017, the operetta Die Fledermaus will return, this time conducted entirely by Tran Nhat Minh in place of Askan Geisler.

Rosalinde: CHO HAE RYONG
Gabriel von Eisenstein: PHAN HỮU TRUNG KIỆT
Dr. Falke: ĐÀO MÁC
Prince Orlofsky: TRẦN THANH NAM
Dr. Blind: VŨ MINH TRÍ

Vocal Master: Askan Geisler
Language Coaching: Hannah Schumacher
Choirmaster: Trần Nhật Minh


ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK SYMPHONY No. 8 in G Major, op. 88, B. 163
I. Allegro con brio
II. Adagio
III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto Vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Performing: HBSO Opera, Ballet & Symphony Orchestra

Admissions: 550.000 – 400.000 – 350.000 – 200.000 – 80.000VNĐ (Student area)


098:00 PM, Sat
Sep 09, 2017

Time: 20h00 19.09.2017

Venue: The Saigon Opera House, 7 Lam Son Quare, District 1, HCMC.

Beethoven is one of history’s most important and influential composers. A bridge connecting Classical Period and Romantic Period, he brought the musical language to an unprecedented height with immense, radical innovations, and paved the way for all romantic arts that followed. In the coming concert, A Night of Beethoven, on September 19th, HBSO will present some of the composer’s most notable works, with outstanding performance by the ultra talented Bui Cong Duy and the international conductor, David Gomez Ramirez, with the HBSO orchestra
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, op. 93 (1812)
Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 61 is a work that had its fair share of both ups and downs in the German composer’s repertoire. First performed in 1806 in Austria, it was originaly intended as a dedicated work for Franz Clement, Beethoven’s then colleague, but was not highly regarded by the public, leading to almost oblivion. Howeever, up until 1844, after the composer’s death, people recognized the Concerto as one of Beethoven’s best compositions for violin. Known as the composer’s only work for violion and orchestra, the Concerto is considered one of the most technically challenging works for vilion performance, not only in performance but also in the composition’s depth.
The work is like an intermezzo, a brief leisure moment before reaching the ultimate height after years of incubation, the Symphony No. 9th, Ode of Joy. The composer himself considered the work a minor symphony and rightly so: the work’s form and style truly resemble the Haydn period’s works. It is peculiar, however, that Beethoven, at the threshold of his magnum opus, Symphony No. 9, tried to revive a writing form that disappeared, though not entirely. The symphony’s neoclassicism reveals a shade of composed irony. The artist - the philosopher - who has undergone the existential crises of humans, with a generous yet satirical smile, is looking back at the spritual, bucolic yet long gone 18th century, and gently with his genial technique revives the period’s musical form.


198:00 PM, Tue
Sep 09, 2017

Time: 20h00 30.09.2017

Venue: The Saigon Opera House, 7 Lam Son Quare, District 1, HCMC.

The program will honor a host of world famous ballet works through sucessful renditions by HBSO ballet company.
Ballet Carmen
Debuted almost at the same period with J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus, Carmen has a rather different date. From a poor reception by the public towards opinions and concepts too radical for the then traditional French stage, in the later versions in Vienna (1875) and London (1878), Carmen became one of the most adored and appreciated musical works worldwide, translated to many other languages, thanks to the captivating and dramatic music. Carmen also enjoys a wide range of adaptations to other arts forms such as ballet, symphonic suite, or movies distributed worldwide. The impressive tunes used in the work have now become an integral part of pop culture, through ringtones and beyond.
The work’s success deeply engraves in the audiences’ heart through Carmen. In the 60s of 20th century, when Russian famed ballerina Maya Plisetskaya yearned for a Carmen in ballet, she was rejected by both Dmitri Shostakovich and Aram Khachaturian, who claimed Bizet’s creativity in Carmen is insurpassable."Everyone is so used to the opera that whatever you write, you disappoint them & Shostakovich humorously remarked. Georges Bizetis a talented composer and pianist in Romantic era. His compositions vary, for piano, for symphonic orchestras, songs, background music for spoken dialogue, but Bizet is best known worldwide for his works in musical. He composed 15 of them, Carmen being the most famous and his last, as the composer died at 37, 03 months after Carmen’s premiere, while in his height of creativity.
Returning after 02 years, HBSO will deliver Carmen Suit in its entirety with choreography by Alberto Alonso and staged by People’s Artist Kim Quy. Audiences will be given an opportunity to be entertained by iconic melodies from Bizet’s tunes through performances by Hong Vy, Pham Trang, Tran Duy Linh, Duyen Huyen, Thu Huong, Thanh Minh and Khanh Ngoc, with HBSO choir. The Carnen Suite will be conducted by the talented Tran Nhat Minh. In the 2nd part, it is the audienecs’ dearest Dépaysement choreographed by Julien Guérin and performed by HBSO Ballet Group.


308:00 PM, Sat
Sep 09, 2017

The Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon Opera House (Vietnamese: Nha hat lon Thanh pho Ho Chi Minh; French: Opera de Saigon), is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam.

Built in 1897 by French architect Eugène Ferret as the Opera de Saigon, the 800 seat building was used as the home of the Lower House assembly of South Vietnam after 1956. It was not until 1975 that it was again used as a theatre, and restored in 1995.

23rd Anniversary Gala Concert of HBSO

178:00 PM, Thursday
June 2017

Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra”, with its primary objective being: “Staging and giving concerts featuring masterpieces of the world academic music as well as Vietnamese classical and contemporary works, building a rich repertoire of orchestral, ensemble, solo, opera, and ballet numbers..etc... in order to meet the increasing public and tourist demands in the City and the Southern region.”