Orvis Opera Studio

Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio – A Training Program for Hawaii’s Premier Vocal Talent

The Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio of Hawaii Opera Theatre was dedicated in 1998 to Mae Zenke, a gifted singer of opera who married businessman Arthur Orvis. The two loved the arts very much and were great supporters of the arts in Hawaii. Their legacy of generosity lives on through the Arthur and Mae Orvis Foundation which provides the funding for this program.

The goal of this opera studio is to provide training and performance experiences that include classes and seminars in movement, musical style, language, repertoire coaching and master classes.

The guest artists and master teachers are some of the finest in the United States and Europe, and are working professionals in the field of opera. This program does not provide vocal instruction to its members and none of its activities are intended to do so.

Membership in the studio can be either as a scholarship recipient or as an associate member. Membership level is dependent upon audition, talent, and the needs of Hawaii Opera Theatre. Because of these variables, status changes may occur from one year to the next.

Studio auditions are held once a year, onstage at Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

For more information, please contact Education Assistant Eric Schank: e_schank@hawaiiopera.org

Phone: 808-596-7372 x206 Fax: 808:596-0379