Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam, 704738 Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt
It is an opera house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of French Colonial architecture in Vietnam. It is used for Syhmphonic Programmas and Concerts. This beautiful French-colonial building known as Nha Hat Thanh was built in 1899 as a concert hall. It is generally known as the Opera house. The main hall was used as headquarters of the South Vietnam National Assembly in 1956.
Concerts, Theatre productions and Gymnastics are performed here.
Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1994, following a declaration made by the Ho Chi Minh city People’s Committee # 955 / QĐ-UB, signed on the 21/06/1993. The company was initially known as the “Ho Chi Minh City Symphony and Chamber Orchestra”, then was renamed “Ho Chi Minh City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra”, with its primary objective being:
“Staging and giving concerts featuring masterpieces of the world academic music as well as Vietnamese classical and contemporary works, building a rich repertoire of orchestral, ensemble, solo, opera, and ballet numbers..etc... in order to meet the increasing public and tourist demands in the City and the Southern region.”
To have reached the elevated position the HBSO holds within international musical can artistic circles today, the HBSO underwent a long phase of development motivated by not only our musicians’ commitment, but also their great love for ballet, opera and symphonic music. The development of the HBSO has also been supported at a high level by the City leadership who are deeply aware how necessary it is to build up the cultural assets of the academic art institutions in Ho Chi Minh City, who themselves are large and dynamic centers of learning within the community which occupy a high status politically, economically and culturally for the benefit of a unified Vietnam, progressing our reform and development.