Named after Vivaldi’s famous work, Four Seasons, the concert will take place on April 21-22. It marks the beginning of the theatre’s Musical Seasons 2024-25 program, which includes a series of concerts, ballet performances, and operas.

Composed between 1718 and 1720, Four Seasons (Le Quattro stagioni) consists of four violin concertos, each representing a different season of the year. The suite was published in 1725 in Amsterdam, along with eight concertos in Il cimento dell’armonia e dell’inventione (The Contest Between Harmony and Invention).

According to Nguyen Cong Bay, the Director of Ho Guom Opera and a People’s Artist, this concert is the result of collaboration between the theatre and the Royal Opera of Versailles. The guest artists from the Royal Opera of Versailles visited Vietnam in July 2023.

Instead of traveling to France, Vietnamese audiences now have the opportunity to enjoy an internationally acclaimed art program at the heart of Hanoi – Ho Guom Opera,” he said.

He also mentioned that this special series aims to inspire and foster a passion for classical music among Vietnamese audiences.

“Through melodious tunes and graceful rhythms, each event tells a story and takes the audience on an emotional journey. Featuring talented artists and renowned orchestras from around the world, the series is expected to introduce the beauty of music and art,” he added.

Tickets for the concert, co-produced by the IB Group, a specialist in organizing international-standard concerts, will be available for sale in mid-April.

After the Four Seasons concert, in August, the theatre will present a concert dedicated to the compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert will be performed by Les Musiciens du Louvre, a French instrumental ensemble recognized as one of the best orchestras in the world by The Guardian.

In September, art lovers will have the opportunity to enjoy the ballet The Seasons, performed by artists from the national choreographic centre Malandain Ballet Biarrits in France, in collaboration with the orchestra of the Royal Opera of Versailles.

In November, the spotlight of the theatre will be on the Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

The Musical Seasons 2024-25 will end with the opera Carmen, performed by the artists of the Royal Opera of Versailles, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the libretto debut. The opera, based on Prosper Mérimée’s novella of the same title, with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, was first performed by the Opéra-Comique in Paris on March 3, 1875.

Ho Guom Opera, which opened its doors in July 2023, was recognized as one of the “Top 10 Most Outstanding Opera Houses in the World” at the World Travel Awards in December. The theatre has hosted several concerts by renowned international artists, including Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kenny G and singer Katy Perry.