November 12-18: Opera Performance “Maria de Buenos Aires” in Hanoi

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NDO — A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.



Live Performance “The Gossip”

7pm, November 16

Phu Sa Lab

21/52 To Ngoc Van road, Quang An ward, Tay Ho distri

The concert features jazzman Quyen Thien Dac, Jew’s harp artist Nguyen Duc Minh and the Do Band.

The musical creations were written by Quyen Thien Dac and Nguyen Duc Minh for indigenous instruments of Southeast Asia in the Northwest, The Central Highlands, Cham and the Western saxes

Entry Fee: VND700,000/pax with 1 complimentary light meal and drink.

Opera Performance “Maria de Buenos Aires”

8 pm, November 15

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Directed by Tran Ly Ly, the concert stars soloists Phan Duc, Huong Diep, Diem Quynh, Manh Dung, and artists from the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet.

“Maria de Buenos Aires” is considered as a declaration of “New Tango”, written by composer Astor Piazzolla, who uses Tango as a musical material to make the Opera. The accompanying ensemble – including strings, guitar, piano and copious percussion instruments – is based on the traditional tango orchestra.

Ticket prices: VND200,000 - VND 300,000 - VND 400,000 - VND 500,000- VND 600,000.


Exhibition “Land of Lost Wanderers” by Nguyen The Hung

Hanoi Studio Gallery

13 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem district

At the exhibition, small details like pairs of hands, longing eyes and vivid lips, play hide and seek in Hung’s 24 arts works, leaving people to wonder whether what they see is true or not.

Nguyen The Hung went out of his artistic vision’s comfort zone to play around with materials such as gold, silver, Son paint, water colour and Do paper (both Do paper and Son paint are unique traditional Vietnamese material).

Exhibition “Visible & Invisible”

Heritage Space

1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza

6 Nguyen Hoang street (for car) | 28 Tran Binh street (for bike), Nam Tu Liem district

The exhibition presents artworks of 14 artists from Germany, Finland, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam.

All works are the results of 6 exchange and working weeks of the Contemporary Art exchange project ‘Month of Arts Practice’ – MAP 2018. Disciplines are varied from painting, sculpture, photo and videography, multimedia and performance, installation and site-specific art.



Piano Concert by Robert Lehrbaumer

8pm, November 15

HCMC Conservatory of Music

112 Nguyen Du street, District 1

You are invited to a piano concert with the famous Austrian Conductor, Pianist and Organist Robert Lehrbaumer.

The Mist by Lune Production

6:00 pm, November 12-15

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

7 Cong Truong Lam Son, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1

The Mist tells the story of Southern Vietnamese farming life, expressed through neo-classic and contemporary dance performed by skilled artists.

Using rice cultivation as a metaphor to appreciate the farmers’ dedication, from the misty dawn in the fields and the hardship and will power to rise up from the humble muddy soil and brace storms, until the moment they arrive joyously like shining pearls at harvest.

The Mist is an hour of emotions, with a myriad of ups and downs, painted by sensational live music, splendid visuals, and colorful lighting effects.

Ticket prices: VND630,000 – VND1,050,000- VND1,470,000


Exhibition “Hope – Full” by Pham Huy Thong

Craig Thomas Gallery

27i Tran Nhat Duat Street, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1

Born in 1981 and graduated from the Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts University in 2004, Thong is one of Vietnam’s most articulate and talented young artists.

The “Hope” and “Hope-Full” series are the latest in an impressive number of strong collections of works from an artist still yet to reach forty years old.

Solo Exhibition “lamina | ink” by Kenny Ng

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien ward, District 2

Kenny Ng’s first solo exhibition, titled ‘lamina|ink’, will showcase a series of abstract characters, inspired by the diverse shapes and forms of mysterious deep sea organisms, combined with the colonial and old temple architecture of Ho Chi Minh City.

The architectural lines of these drawings tell a story of history and culture, both familiar and strange to Kenny, a young artist who returned to Vietnam in 2015, after 7 years of studying and living abroad.


For adults: VND35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)

Duo Exhibition ‘site / shine / sight’

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

15 Nguyen U Di Street, Thao Dien ward, District 2

You are invited to come to ‘site / shine / sight’ – a duo exhibition featuring a collaboration between visual artist/filmmaker, Truong Que Chi and architectural studio, vn-a.

The artists will transform the space of The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre into a dim maze, where all of the light emits from the various sculptures, installations and photographs within the recesses of particularly placed, structurally specific louvers.


For adults: VND35,000

For students: VND 25,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 16: free (with appropriate ID)