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Quinn Kelsey, the heralded baritone born and raised in Hawaii, returns to Honolulu for a concert performance of what has become his signature role, Verdi’s “Rigoletto.” It is a moment local opera lovers have been waiting for. Since first performing the role in 2011 in Norway, Kelsey has performed “Rigoletto” around the world. A 2014 […]
Click here to listen to Noe Tanigawa’s story for Hawaii Public Radio about Hawaii’s Quinn Kelsey!
Rising young star Nadine Sierra sings “Caro nome” from Verdi’s Rigoletto. Do not miss her when she makes her HOT Debut on June 26 here in Honolulu!
Save 25% & Celebrate Father’s Day! Rigoletto might have kept his daughter locked up to keep her safe but don’t keep Dad locked out of this deal – Receive a 25% Discount on Tickets to HOT’s concert production of Verdi’s Rigoletto starring Hawaii’s Quinn Kelsey! With rising star, Nadine Sierra! Purchase online at HawaiiOpera.org of […]
Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Verdi’s “Il trovatore” (The Troubadour) is the first Honolulu has seen in over two decades. It’s a melodramatic shocker that took the world by storm, simultaneously delivering tradition while transforming opera into something new. In its early centuries, opera was focused on delivering satisfying endings, natural conclusions to human dilemmas, […]
The best revenge, the saying goes, is living well. But if you follow “Il Trovatore,” the Verdi masterpiece opening today at Blaisdell Concert Hall, it’s pretty difficult to pull off. Set during the internecine 15th-century Iberian wars, the opera has so many twists and turns, it makes the most convoluted K-drama look like kid stuff. […]
Enjoy these Images at the HOT Rehearsal Hall as the company brings Verdi’s Il Trovatore to life! Il Trovatore will be performed on May 20, 22, & 24 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall!
Over the years, opera has given birth to beautiful melodies, which have gone on to be duplicated in popular culture in television, film, music! Fact: Many people today first hear opera in cartoons! The Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, one of the legendary composer’s most famous works, embodies opera’s ability to transcend borders and displays […]
On May 11, 2016, starting at 10:00am, join HOT for an Opera Preview at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. Featuring a lecture by Dr. Lynne Johnson about the opera, this event is highlighted by an opportunity to hear from the Stars of HOT’s new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. This event is free to HOT […]
HOT’s Opera Express opens Atherton Studio 2016 Summer Season with The Magic Flute An HPR special family event, kids attend free (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) Hawaii Opera Theatre’s educational touring adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Fluteopens HPR’s 2016 Atherton Summer Season on Saturday, May 14. Performed by a small cast from HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, […]