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“Ao Show is a MUST SEE!”

Saigon Opera House (Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theater)
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built in 1898 following the “flamboyant” style of the French 3rd Republic, Saigon Opera House was certified a National Relic & one of the top Ho Chi Minh City attractions. The Opera House hosts cultural entertaining performances, bamboo cirque, contemporary dance, orchestra concerts and government events. Come to the front gate to check availability and ticket to a performance in this iconic building.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I'm in Ho Chi Minh for about 4 months now, and I already saw Ao show 2 times at the Opera, and was enchanted both time! So many amazing ideas to make people discover about Vietnamese culture, with an amazing sense of humor, greatly skilled artists, in a very attractive venue. The show seems to be about differences and links between city life and country side life of Vietnamese people. We can see that artists are young and don't have a lot of experience, but that they are working very hard, and manage to transmit the message they want! you can take a picture with the entire team of artist after the show, and even meet the show director! we spent an amazing time, it's definitely a must see for every tourist in Saigon!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The show was visually pleasing - like eye candy and the pace was relentless in the first half hour of the show. It comes with a great cast of energetic youth with an excellent group of musicians. Traditional music instruments showcased were well choreographed. Very good art direction. It is very difficult to decribe what you will get to see, but with the lights, music and energy, it's an amazing combination.

We didn't know what to expect and came out feeling refreshed and impressed with the potential of the youth among the cast.

The cast even took an effort to mingle with the audience after the show, allowing themselves to be photographed with the audience. It was a nice touch and encouraging to see them soft selling.

Children will be mesmerized by the visual antics and music.

1  Thank Pablon
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

HCMC has a beautiful and interesting mix of architectures: traditional houses and modern buildings.
The Saigon Opera is located in a fancy and busy area next to expensive stores like Gucci and international hotels.
It's very well preserved.

1  Thank HelenaGuerra
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed the AO Show at the opera house. It was very entertaining with good acrobats. They upgraded our seats free of charge which was lovely!!! The only things were that it was a bit too chilly (take a little sweater) and I wished people weren't allowed in late (or they were told to sit in the back). Given that the show itself started late, it should not have been anyone late.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This was an incredible show - we got 50% off vouchers ($25 for diamond seats - centre of centre, brilliant seats). What a bargain! The show is really good fun, very entertaining. The acrobatics are mesmerising, the set is really cool, the music is great, fabulous sense of humour injected into city scenes.

I don't think there is a bad seat in the house, you could buy the cheapest seats and still get a great view of the action. I have to be honest and say that full priced seats are expensive and I would not have gone without the discount voucher.

The flyers advertise this as Cirque de Soleil Vietnam style, this is not far from the truth, however the show lacks the finesse of a Cirque show, hence my comment regarding price, at full price I am not convinced that this show is value for money. Having said that, at the price we paid I LOVED this show an would go again at that price.

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