18 and 19 Dec 2019, 8 pm
Hanoi Opera House
01 Trang Tien Str, Hanoi
From Goethe Institut:
Two top-class classical musicians from Germany and the VNSO will deliver a feast for the ears at the end of the year at the Hanoi Opera House.
9. Sinfonie in d-Moll op. 125- Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Honna Tetsuji
Tenor: Martin Lattke
Soprano: Steffi Lehmann
Alt: Vành Khuyên
Baritone: Vũ Mạnh Dũng
The 9th symphony in D Minor op. 125 is one of the most famous and most popular works of classical music. It’s Ludwig van Beethoven’s last symphony, which he wrote in 1824 despite the fact that he was deaf at this point of life.
Goethe-Institut presents this event as an alternative for the annual Christmas concert. Tenor Martin Lattke and soprano Steffi Lehmann came all the way from Germany for this concert to perform together with the Vietnamese National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) the 9th symphony in Hanoi Opera House.
The key work of symphonic music which is the 9th symphony didn’t lose its actuality even after two centuries. To this date it is the most played symphony in the world and was adopted as the anthem of Europe from the European Union: “Beethovens Ninth” is a symbol of unity and diversity.
A prominent feature of this symphony is the final movement. Apart from the orchestra there are vocal solists and a mixed choir. For the first time in a symphony of Beethoven there is a human voice as an instrument. The text is taken from Friedrich Schillers “An die Freude”. In the year 2001 the original script was taken into the world document heritage of the UNESCO.
About the artists:
Steffi Lehmann (* 1984) studied operatic singing at the Leipzig University of Music and Drama “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”. Already during her studies the soprano was awarded the first price at a vocalist competition of the German Mozart Society in 2008. She also received a scholarship in 2009 from Richard Wagner Society for Bayreuther Festspiele. Nowadays she has guest appearances at leading opera- and concert halls at home and abroad with the most important pieces of her genre.
Martin Lattke (* 1981) is a lyrical tenor and got his first singing lessons at the age of seven. After finishing his studies for industrial engineer he studied operatic singing at University of Music and Drama “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”. He was awarded first prices at lots of international competitions and is expert for interpreting and staging of Bach’s works. Concert tours led him in over 50 countries and on all continents of the earth.
The Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) is the countries’ first orchestra. Conducted and lead by Honna Tetsuji it gained a lot of reputation. It is highly liked by the audience, press, music critics and colleagues internationally. This year the VSNO starts its big Beethoven cycle this year and will end it in 2020, which marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday.
Ticket prices: S-600,000 VND, A-400,000 VND, B-300,000 VND (Student: 100,000 VND)
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ONLINE TICKETS: Tickets for the concert on 18 December 2019, Tickets for the concert on 19 December 2019