A concert was held at Saturday Coffee House in Hanoi recently to pay tribute to late opera singer Vu Manh Dung.
The concert featured famous opera artists including soprano Dao To Loan, mezzo soprano Quynh Huong, baritone Van Giap, and pianist Thuong Ha. They are Dung’s colleagues at the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
The audience was treated to masterpieces by world-renowned composers Frank Liszt and Beethoven and Vietnamese musicians Van Cao, Duong Thieu Tuoc and Pham Duy.
All proceeds from the concert have been donated to the late opera singer’s family.
Born in 1978, Dung was one of the leading opera singers in Vietnam. He served as deputy director of Opera Group of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet before he was killed last month by his brother-in-law. He left behind his wife and four children.
Dung also taught at the Vietnam National Academy of Music and Military University of Culture and Arts.
He won domestic and international prizes during his career. In 2019, Dung was awarded the title of Emeritus Artist.