Hanoi Opera House, a splendid performance venue

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The beautiful Hanoi Opera House should undoubtedly be on the itinerary of every visitor to this appealing nation. One of Hanoi’s most esteemed monuments, this handsome edifice was constructed in 1911 by the colonial ruler, France. Considered to be a splendid example of French Neo-Classical design, this building displays Gothic elements and such distinctive features as elaborate domes, pillars, balconies and a glass chamber. If anything the interior of this majestic construction is even grander than the exquisite exterior and has been compared favourably with the finest theatres on the globe.

Even today actors, musicians and dancers perform to entertain audiences of up to 600 individuals at this splendid performance venue. The Hanoi Opera House has the distinction of being the largest theatre in the country and it is considered to be a magnificent creation of the French colonial era. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy an array of quality performances at this splendid venue including Vietnamese folk music, traditional opera, concerts featuring international performers and ballets.

The Hanoi Opera House was originally constructed to entertain the elite French colonialists, but later became the setting for governmental assemblies. After a period of neglect the Opera House was refurbished in 1997 at which time it was also fitted with modern equipment and facilities. Now restored to its former magnificence the venue regularly hosts world renowned artists. It also frequently features Vietnamese performances from the local stars. The Hanoi Opera House is a delightful place to watch live performances as it offers outstanding views from any position in the audience.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe.

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