A concert titled ‘Gala Italiano’ to mark Italian National Day will be held at the Hanoi Opera House on June 2. The music concert will be performed by the “Associazione Concertistica Romana” (Roman Concert Association) along with well-known artists who have held successful performances in Italy, Syria, Turkey and Morocco. The Roman Concert Association will present to Vietnamese audiences a repertoire of Italian Opera arias by composers Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini. They will be performed by: soprano Lucia Conte, mezzo-soprano Paola Cacciatori, tenor David Sotgiu, baritone Juan Possidente, pianist Antonio Cama and director Carlo Magni. The concert is part of the Italia-Vietnam 2012 programme organised by the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi. The programme aims to strengthen cooperation between the two countries and bring the best of Italian culture to the Vietnamese people. Tickets are priced at VND200, 000.