The tours aim to implement the policy of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on exploiting the Hanoi Opera House as a place to perform quality art works, preserve traditional art and build academic art works.
Hanoi Opera House to open tours.
The Department of Performing Arts, Hanoi Opera House and Vietnam National Administration of Tourism will offer two tours, including a Hanoi Opera House tour and a combination tour of Hanoi Opera House and art shows.
Visitors will have an opportunity to be welcomed at the VIP room of the theatre, learn about history and architecture, visit the displaying room and enjoy art programmes. The programme will connect with other cultural activities at the Hanoi walking street, which is expected to become a special cultural attraction for tourists in Hanoi.
The Hanoi Opera House is located near Hoan Kiem Lake on August Revolution Square. In the past, the theater solely hosted performances by Western artists for French officials and wealthy Vietnamese. Nowadays, Hanoi Opera House is one of Hanoi’s cultural centers where art shows, concerts, dance performances and other events usually take place, with the scale ranging from national to international.
The theater is the place where the Vietnamese Orchestra chooses to perform on regular basis, occasionally along with famous artists from all over the world. In the past the place had invited the violinist Hilary Hahn, the cellist Yo-yo Ma, the pianist Wolfgang Glemser or the conductor Gudni Emilsson.
The two remarkable classical concerts performed annually at Hanoi Opera House are Toyota Concert and Hennessy Classical Concert, which both are international-scale performances with renowned classical artists. Moreover, there are a variety of art events ranging from the traditional Vietnamese music to the more trendy pop music by domestic singers with high reputation such as My Linh, Thanh Lam or Hong Nhung.