Famous Italian opera singers will perform at a gala concert at the Hanoi Opera House in Hanoi on June 2 to mark Italy ’s Republic Day, as part of an Italy-Vietnam cultural exchange and co-operation programme for 2012.

The concert will feature extracts of Italian classic operas from world famous composers, including Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini.

All proceeds will be donated to Vietnam Red Cross charity projects.-VNA