Hanoi (VNA) – “My Fair Lady”, a classic British opera, has been performed in Hanoi from April 1-10 by 29 foreign amateur artists in Vietnam .

Arranged by the Hanoi International Theatre Society (HITS), which groups foreign amateur dramatic artists, the musical play is entertaining Vietnamese audience in celebration of HITS’s 10 th founding anniversary.

“My Fair Lady”, which was played on the US ’s Broadway stage in 1956, won eight Oscar awards when it was transformed to the screen in 1964 with a velvety voice of Julie Andrews.

The opera tells a romantic, peculiar story about Eliza Doolittle, a flower female vendor and Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics who teaches Eliza to speak “properly” in order to become a lady.

It is directed by Kai Borchert, a vocal specialist from the Vietnam National Academy of Music, and N. Wendy Conway, who is working at the Sustainable Rural Development Centre (SRD), plays the role of Eliza.

This is the first HITS-staged opera to have Vietnamese subtitle. There are some changes in conversations and an emphasis on the love story between the two main characters to help Vietnamese audience better enjoy the opera, said Kai Borchert.

All proceeds collected from ticket sales will be granted to the Highland Education Development Organisation (HEDO)./.