Ho Guom Opera House Listed Among World’s 10 Best Opera Houses
The site is a culturally iconic structure of Hanoi. Construction initially commenced on the building in December 2021, with it finally being inaugurated in July, according to the website.
It features a large auditorium with a capacity of 900 guests and a smaller hall that is capable of accommodating 500 guests.
The Ho Guom Opera House is a place that brings together a blend of modern and traditional cultural and artistic spaces, serving as a venue in which to host cultural and artistic programs, conferences, seminars, as well as large-scale cultural and political events.
|It features a large auditorium with a capacity of 900 guests and a smaller hall that is capable of accommodating 500 guests. Photo: Hanoitimes
Furthermore, it serves as a welcoming place in which artistic troupes and renowned artists from around the world can come to perform, according to the website 10 Best wrote.
The list of the world’s 10 best opera houses also includes Wiener Staatsoper and Teatro di San Carlo of Italy, the Metropolitan Opera of the United States, the Opéra de Paris of France, Teatro Alla Scala of Italy, the Bolshoi Theater of Russia, the Royal Opera House of the UK, Sydney Opera House of Australia, and Teatro Colón of Argentina.
Each opera house features a beacon of cultural heritage and architectural brilliance. From the historic walls echoing timeless arias to the modern stages where innovation meets tradition, these opera houses are not just venues for performances; instead, they are sanctuaries of art and music, 10 best reported.
|Each opera house features a beacon of cultural heritage and architectural brilliance. Photo: Saigon Times
Ho Guom Opera comes into view with the highlight of ancient European architecture exuding luxury and splendor from 52 monolithic stone columns imported directly from Spain. The ceiling lighting scheme of the theater's main hall is inspired by the starry night sky with magnificent lights, making the theater shimmer at night.
Every design detail of the roof system and interior of the theater recreates a part of the history of the Vietnamese people through traditional patterns representing Vietnamese culture, such as the sun, crane, Dong Son bronze drums, and ethnic musical instruments.
Built on an area of 5,000m2, Ho Guom Opera is located at 40-40A Hang Bai Street. It is one of the landmarks in an area rich in cultural works, and historical sites of the capital, forming a cultural, artistic, and entertainment complex around Hoan Kiem Lake. It will contribute to promoting tourism culture and the socio-economic development of Hanoi.
|Ho Guom Opera has synchronized and modern facilities of international standards. Photo: Hanoitimes
Ho Guom Opera has synchronized and modern facilities of international standards. The large auditorium can seat 900 guests, while the small auditorium can accommodate 500 guests. The stage is expandable for a capacity of 90 musicians. It rotates to create a music pit, a place for musicians to perform, helping the audience fully focus on the stage without obstructing their view. The lighting systems provide the best lighting for the auditorium. The modern stage system creates the most beautiful theatrical scenes.
This will be the place to showcase Vietnamese and international artworks. With two auditoriums, the most modern stage in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, this place will meet all performance requirements for a variety of different art forms, from ballet to musical, from Western symphonies to Vietnamese traditional and modern music, theater, and other art forms.
This cultural institution has a space of modern art and culture mixed with the tradition set in the historical and cultural landscape around Sword Lake to complete a cultural complex in the heart of Hanoi.
The Prime Minister was particularly impressed by this project in its humane design when it created a separate path for people with disabilities; or a harmonious blend between the heroic historical and cultural tradition of Vietnam and the quintessence of modern technology of the world.
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