HCMC – Opera “The Magic Flute”

HCMC – Opera “The Magic Flute”

Opera The Magic Flute

07 and 08 May 2016, 8 pm
Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

From Goethe Institut:

Papageno wants Papagena – Tamino wants Pamina. But there is no easy way to love! Every single protagonist has to pass a difficult exam: they have to choose between murder and suicide, abstain from meat and drink or even from speaking and singing. The only tools they have to help them along their dangerous way are a magic flute and a carillon.

The Magic Flute, which premiered in Vienna in 1791, is one of the world’s best known operas. To this day audiences are fascinated with the work, whether they are new to opera or experienced opera buffs. The music was created by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the actor and writer Emanuel Schikaneder contributed the libretto. For the first time now, The Magic Flute will be performed in full length and in original language in Ho-Chi-Minh-City as a German-Vietnamese cooperation directed by David Hermann and conducted by Trần Nhật Minh.

(Watch the part where Papageno wishes to meet Papagena, performed at the Metropolitan Opera House here):

Franco-German opera director David Hermann studied stage direction at the University for Music ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. In 2000 he won the first prize in the International Competition for staging and scenography in Graz. Since then David Hermann has worked for numerous German opera houses in Berlin, Nürnberg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt among others. Furthermore he has directed several operas abroad, for example as the youngest director to date at the Salzburg Festival, and at the theatre of Luzern, the National Opera House of Amsterdam, in Nancy and at the Teatro Real in Madrid.

Trần Nhật Minh graduated in conducting from the National Conservatory of Magnitogorsk, the National Tschaikowski-Conservatory in Moscow and the Academy of Conductors of Milan. He received the second prize at the International Competition of Young Conductors in Wladiwostok in 2003. Trần Nhật Minh is choir leader and vice-head of opera at HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO). In 2009 he was awarded Best Conductor at the National Competition for Singing, Dancing and Music in Vietnam.


Admission fee: 800.000 – 650.000 – 550.000 – 400.000 – 150.000 VNĐ (reduced admission fee only for students)
Tickets are already available at the HBSO office (opera house) and online starting from 22.04 on ticketbox.vn or by calling: 08.3823.7419 (E – V); Ms. Ly: 0903.604.539 (E – V)

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
7 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

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