Research on building the National Theater in the “golden land” of Hanoi


HanoiThe Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is studying a plan to build the Vietnamese Ethnic Theater behind the Hanoi Opera House (Hoan Kiem District).

May 26 afternoon, reply VnExpress In the corridor of the National Assembly, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said that the ministry is developing a pre-feasibility study plan to build the National Theater of Vietnam.

In February, the Government assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to study and report on the policy of building a modern and worthy Theater of Vietnamese Ethnicities, becoming a tourist destination, promoting the image of ethnic minorities. ethnic Vietnamese; submit to competent authorities for consideration and decision.

After receiving the Government’s direction, the Party Committee’s Personnel Committee met to discuss and consider options, including the selection of locations. “We propose to study a plan to build a new theater right after the current Hanoi Opera House,” said Mr. Hung, adding that, although he has no specific ideas, the new building will be worthy of being a national theater. .

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung. Image: Tran Huan

According to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the above place is to expand the space of the Opera House, creating a complex with its own cultural imprint for the Capital. The front is the Hanoi Opera House, the back is the National Theater with full functions, next is the National History Museum, which will form a system connecting with the cultural space of Sword Lake, becoming an ecosystem. the capital’s own culture, contributing to stimulating tourism and night economy for the city.

“Resources to build the theater are available because the Government is willing to support,” Minister Hung said. However, he admitted that the location considered to build the Vietnam National Theater of Ethnic Groups will face difficulties in site clearance because this is the central “golden land” location of the capital. Therefore, he hopes to have the consensus of the ministries and the city of Hanoi.

Hanoi Opera House. Image: Giang Huy

Hanoi Opera House used to be called the Opera House, started construction in 1901. The work was designed by architects Broyer, Harley and François Lagisquet in neoclassical style, based on the design of Opéra Garnier Theater. (France).

This is a cultural project typical, aesthetic value, large construction scale (about 900 seats). The theater at that time was used as a place to perform classical art forms such as Opera, chamber music, drama, serving the French elite, the French elite and a few wealthy Vietnamese.

Currently, the Hanoi Opera House is the place where many major cultural and artistic events take place. Hanoi Opera House along with the National Museum of History are famous places of Hanoi, loved by many tourists.

Write Tuan – Vo Hai

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