Pham Quy Duong, Vietnam’s first opera singer and the first vocal coach at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, died on June 28 of a kidney disease. He was 75. Born in the northern province of Hai Duong in 1936, Duong joined a youth choir at the age of 17 and serenaded the Vietnamese people throughout the resistance wars. Since then, his warm melodious voice has been associated with revolutionary anthems and patriotic songs. When the Americans began the air raid on Hanoi in December of 1972, Duong could be heard on the Radio Voice of Vietnam, singing to encourage the country and its people to respond with courage. He even performed during the historic and fierce anti-aircraft battles. Between 1979 and 1983, Duong went to Bulgaria to study his art. He became famous for blending a more international classical style with the traditional Vietnamese folk style. Duong starred in the first Vietnamese opera and, at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, he was the teacher of several generations of successful Vietnamese singers. He was honoured with the title People’s Artist in 1993./.
- Illness put paid to Fionnuala’s dreams of being an opera singer... now she’s centre stage during royal visits here
- Opera singer from Anglesey gets golden buzzer on Britain's Got Talent
- Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass
- Calgary Opera Singers Come to Merida
- Genia Las, 92, acclaimed opera singer, performed in Europe and with Maria Callas
- Opera singer gets Amanda Holden’s BGT golden buzzer after Nessun Dorma triumph
- The surprising origin of Yanny/Laurel: An opera singer hired by Vocabulary.com
- Cake-eating opera singer takes on Britain’s Got Talent
- Watch: Cake-eating opera singer takes on Britain’s Got Talent
- Opera singer chooses Whāngārei over world stage
Nation's first opera singer dies at 75 have 295 words, post on at June 29, 2011. This is cached page on Travel Breaking News. If you want remove this page, please contact us.