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NOVEMBER(Ho Chi Minh City): The Magic Flute

Ho Chi Minh City’s first opera performance sold out before the opening night.

Saturday November 8th is the premiere of The Magic Flute in the famous Opera House. The performance is a collaboration between the Norwegian cultural development program Transposition, and the opera company HBSO – Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.

Magic reviews!

There wasn’t a weak link anywhere, and conductor Magnus Loddgard and his team, both locals and guests, are to be congratulated on a production that not only bodes exceptionally well for next year’s fully-staged version, but was an unmitigated delight in its own right.

Norwegian conductor blown away by HCM City singers

“I am blown away by the voices I have heard, and by what artistry they present when given big roles and great challenges. Opera has a great future in HCM City.”

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NOVEMBER (HCMC) Nutcracker

It’s time for magic moments once again when the HBSO performs the Nutcracker for an audience of all ages!



Magic weeks in HCMC, where the HBSO has premiered the Magic Flute, concert version.

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OCTOBER (Hanoi) In the Footsteps of Edvard Grieg

Conductor Terje Mikkelsen and Soloist Henning Kraggerud take the Hanoi audience in the “footsteps of Grieg”.


OCTOBER (Hanoi) Master Class Vocal

A joyful group of singers after Friday afternoon’s Master Class recital at the Academy of Music in Hanoi.

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REVIEW: Messiah mighty as ever in Saigon

” (…) a highly successful, and enormously enjoyable, performance.”


MAY(Vietnam, HCMC): Masterclass Harpsichord

Christian Kjos gives master class in harpsichord.

MAY (Vietnam, HCMC): Masterclass string dept.

TrondheimSolistene back to work with students in HCMC.