The Hanoitimes - On July 12, the virtual tour of Hanoi Opera House, under the digitalisation project of cultural heritages implemented by the Institute Francophone International, was officially launched at a ceremony in Hanoi.
Accordingly, with technological devices which can connect to the internet, audiences can enjoy images and footage of the Opera House. In addition, the soundtracks accompanying the tour are famous French songs and the introductions of destinations were compiled in three languages: Vietnamese, French and English.
Discover Hanoi Opera House through virtual tour by smart phone.
The tour provides visitors with knowledge of the construction and unique architecture of the house, as well as the procession of modernisation in Vietnamese theatre and music since the early twentieth century.
During the tour, visitors can also learn about the life and contributions of playwright Vu Dinh Long – the father of the Vietnamese drama industry and Claude Bourrin - the first director of the Hanoi Opera House.
At the launch ceremony, the Opera House’s Director Nguyen Thi Minh Nguyet said that the house is one of the most outstanding works among French architectural heritage in Vietnam.
The Hanoi Opera House has become a cultural destination playing an important role in the modernisation process of Vietnamese culture, as well as a symbol of cultural exchange and social development in the capital.
With the most advanced technological equipment and solutions, the digitalisation project of cultural heritages is expected to significantly contribute to preserving and promoting heritage sites in Vietnam, including the Hanoi Opera House, as well as strengthening the traditional friendship between Vietnam and France.
The Hanoi Opera House is an opera house in central Hanoi, Vietnam. It was erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911. It was modeled on the Palais Garnier, the older of Paris's two opera houses, and is considered to be one of the architectural landmarks of Hanoi. After the departure of the French the opera house became the scene for several political events. As well as the scene of street fighting during the fight for Hanoi.
The Hanoi Opera House provides the names for the neighboring Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel which opened in 1999, as well as for the MGallery Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi, which opened in 2011. For historical reasons associated with the Vietnam war, the Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel was not named the Hanoi Hilton.
Source: Tien Phong