January 6 – 12: ‘Happiness Concert’ at Hanoi Opera House

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



Rock Symphony at Hanoi Opera House

8 pm, January 9 and 10

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Come and join the party called ‘Rock Symphony – We Are The Champions’ featuring:

Artistic: Emeritus Artistic Trần Ly Ly

Conductor: Lê Phi Phi

Guest artist: Tim Tran (guitar solo)

Rock band: Black Long

And the Opera and Orchestra of Vietnam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB)

The show promises to offer audiences a unique and impressive music experience. All of Elvis Presley, BonneyM or Queen’s famous songs will be played in the spirit of rock, but not only with electronic bands, jazz drums and riffs which is tearing off the electric guitar as usual, but also incorporates the soft sounds of an orchestra and a choir. Instrumental combination with a new style, immortal melodies like “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You” hay “We Are The World” will make the audience have an unforgettable night.

Ticket prices: VND 500,000 - VND 700,000 – VND 800,000 – VND 1,000,000 – VND 1,200,000

Happiness Concert

8 pm, January 8

Hanoi Opera House

1 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

You are invited to the Happiness Concert 2019 with the performance of conductor Honna Tetsuji, cello soloist Miyata Dai, and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra


Rossini – La Gazza Ladra

P.I Tchaikovsky – Rococo Variations

Rimsky Korsakov – The Moon – new and full – from 3rd movement of “Scheherazade” for cello and orchestra/ ARR. Yamamoto Sayaka

Conducting corner

From “The firebird”

I.Stravinsky – Ballet suite ‘The firebird” 1919 version

* This performance is not for children under 5 years old.

Ticket prices: VND 200,000 – VND 350,000 – VND 500,000

Comedy Show “A Little Laugh for Year of the Rat”

8.30 pm, January 11

L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hoan Kiem district

Meet ‘The Rotten Grapes’ - the first and only international improvising theatre community in Hanoi - and enjoy the most refreshing laughter in Comedy Show: A Little Laugh for Year of the Rat.

Friendly, humorous and profound, the show promises to bring laughter and humane lessons to Hanoi audiences.

The show is presented in many interesting forms including 2 musical skits, 4 comedy video clips, 8 comedy skits and improvised comedies.

Tickets: VND 150,000 - VND 200,000


“Untitled Fictions in the Age After Divinity”

Manzi Art Space

2 Hang Bun alley, Ba Dinh district

The exhibition features works by Bang Nhat Linh, Le Quy Tong, Nguyen Manh Hung, and Nguyen Tran Nam –the four important contemporary artists of Vietnam today.

Focusing on the visual relationships of disjointed elements and unusual scales, Nguyen Manh Hung’s series of oil paintings depict activities and events of daily life in an absurd world.

Bang Nhat Linh – a dedicated collector of war memorabilia, continues his study into the depth of memories and history with a poetic video installation.

Le Quy Tong, as usual, directs the viewers to a brutal reality which is hidden underneath a veil of luxurious and cold colour palette of his paintings.

And Nguyen Tran Nam via his installation ‘Like A Variant’, attempts to reveal the dark, hidden and forgotten fraction between the past and presence, faith and retribution.

Exhibition “The Foliage 3”

December 20, 2019 – February 23, 2020 (Tuesday – Sunday), 10 am – 8 pm

Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA)

B1 – R3, Vincom Mega Mall Royal City

72A Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan District

The exhibition brings together young and talented Vietnamese and international artists: Quynh Lam, Phan Ah, Nguyen Van Du, Nguyen Dinh Phuong, Luong Trinh and Tristan Jalleh (Australia), the duo Caleb Stein & Andrea Orejarena (Colombia).

Continuing to support diverse creative activities, “Foliage 3” introduces the public to more than 50 artworks of various art languages: painting, photography, sculpture, video, installation and concept, a daring experiment in medium and expressions of promising artists.

Exhibition “Light” by Nguyen Tan Cuong

December 20, 2019 – January 20, 2020

Cuci Art Studio

Level 2, 25 Hang Bun street, Ba Dinh district

You are invited to the first solo exhibition by Ho Chi Minh City-based artist Nguyen Tan Cuong, who is a veteran painting working in abstract art in Vietnam.

The artist’s new collection shows us a complete metamorphosis proving what period of silence can change in a man.



A O Show by Lune Production

6:00 pm and 8:30 pm, January 9

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House

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

The A O Show features optical illusions and impressive acrobatics, paired with traditional music performances by a troupe of talented local artists.

Known as the Cirque du Soleil of Vietnam (minus the flashy outfits), this live show depicts the transition of rural Vietnam into today’s modern landscape, using props such as giant woven baskets, scaffolding, bamboo canes, and ropes.

Price range: VND630,000 - VND1,470,000


Exhibition “Singing to the Choir?” & “Silent Intimacy”

The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre

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

You are invited to two new exhibitions: ‘Singing to the Choir?’, a group exhibition by Phan Anh, Tran Minh Duc, and Ngoc Nau; along with ‘Silent Intimacy’, a solo exhibition by Dang Thuy Anh.

Works on display at the ‘Singing to the choir?’ exhibition present the artists’ reflections on humanity’s demonstrated attachment of purpose to an intangible realm justifying the meaning of life.

Meanwhile, ’Silent Intimacy’ is Dang Thuy Anh’s first solo exhibition in her artistic endeavor with apple snails, contemplatively dubbed with the impact of urbanization on human life.


For adults: VND 50,000

For students: VND 40,000 (with appropriate student ID)

For children under 12: free (with appropriate ID)