Concert marks Italy’s National Day and 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Italy ties
A special concert entitled “Gioacchino Rossini Gala Concert” is scheduled to take place at Hanoi Opera House on June 4th.
The announcement was made at a press conference held by the Italian Embassy in Vietnam on May 31st.
The concert is organised on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the National Day of Italy and the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Peccioni speaks at the press conference. (Photo: baoquocte.com)
Speaking at the conference, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Peccioni noted that over the past years, the two countries have actively organised mutual high-level visits to intensify bilateral links and mutual understanding.
Bilateral trade has grown strongly, approximating USD 5 billion annually over the last five years, while cultural, tourism, scientific, and educational relations have been expanded, and locality-to-locality cooperation has also been promoted, she added.
The “Gioacchino Rossini Gala Concert” will provide a good opportunity to introduce the quintessence of Italian classical music to Vietnamese audiences, the Ambassador said.
The event, which is also part of the worldwide celebrations on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Gioacchino Rossini, will feature talented artists from the Roman Concert Association such as Paola Cacciatori (contralto), Francesco Tuppo (tenor), Allan Rizzetti (baritone), and pianist Fabio Silvestro.
They will be accompanied by the newly established Sun Symphony Orchestra under the lead of two conductors Carlo Magni and Oliver Ochanine.
The concert will feature some of the most iconic arias of “The barber of Seville” as well as other pieces by one of the world’s most famous composers, Gioacchino Rossini./.