Studio Performs for Hundreds of Listeners

Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presented the HOT Orvis Opera Studio: Live in Concert with Maestro Timothy Shaindlin, on Saturday, August 12 to a crowd of more than 200 listeners. The free event was offered by HOT’s Education Department.

Singers from the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio performed in the concert featuring opera arias and other classical music favorites led by Maestro Timothy Shaindlin.  The event was the culmination of two weeks spent with Maestro Shaindlin.

Maestro Timothy Shaindlin has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Music since 2008. He has also served on the music staffs of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, and multiple world-renowned companies. Additionally, Mr. Shaindlin has played in classes and coachings for some of world’s most beloved voices, including such artists as Joan Sutherland, Birgit Nilsson, Luciano Pavarotti, and Frederica von Stade.

Along with his work as a Coach and Teacher, Mr. Shaindlin has had engagements on the podium with the Wolf Trap Opera Festival and Chicago Opera Theatre. He most recently conducted HOT’s production of The Mikado (2014).

Founded in 1998 by HOT’s Artistic Director, Henry Akina, the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio provides training and performance experiences, with classes and seminars in movement, musical style, language, repertoire coaching and vocal master classes. The Studio is home to some of Hawaii’s finest vocal talent. Members of the studio have gone on to be cast in HOT performances and productions around the world, most notably international star Baritone Quinn Kelsey, who thrilled audiences this past June with his performance in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Concert.

Mahalo for joining us! Stay tuned for the next HOT Studio Concert.