Soprano, pianist to mark Italian National Day

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Well-known Italian soprano Paola Stafficci and pianist Stefano Ragni will perform at the Hanoi Opera House Thursday to mark Italian National Day.

Well-known Italian soprano Paola Stafficci and pianist Stefano Ragni Photo: Italian embassy

Their “Modernity and tradition of the Italian music” concert, organized by the Italian embassy in Vietnam, will feature classics by famous Italian composers like Ludovico Einaudi, Ennio Morricone, and Stefano Bracci.

Tickets costing VND300,000 (US$15) to VND500,000 are available at the Opera House, 1 Trang Tien.

The day before, the two artists will meet with students at Thang Long University to introduce Italian classical music.

Ragni, who has a degree in philosophy, has performed in many countries in Europe and Latin America.

He has also been as a critic for the last 20 years and written several books, his most famous being the “Course of History of Music” for Italian students.

Stafficci studied at the Conservatory of Music F. Morlacchi in Perugia and graduated with the highest grades.

Since debuting in 1996 in the operas “Tosca” and “Aida” in Odessa, Ukraine, Stafficci has played some key roles in opera, receiving huge appreciation from both audiences and critics.

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