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HOT’s Orvis Opera Studio Live in Concert with Maestro Tim Shaindlin

Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presents the HOT Orvis Opera Studio: Live in Concert with Maestro Timothy Shaindlin, on August 6, 2016, at the Sacred Hearts Academy Chapel. This free event is offered by of HOT’s Education Department.

Singers from the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio will perform in this free concert featuring opera arias and other classical music favorites led by Maestro Timothy Shaindlin. The event is the culmination of the singers’ work, after two weeks spent with Maestro Shaindlin.

The HOT Take Abroad

This was a stunning, new production, with designs by the Indian sculptor, Anish Kapoor, famous for his large-scale installations. The set was strikingly dramatic, featuring large abstract structures in the center of the stage, with fabulous lighting by Paul Anderson. ENO performs everything in English, and the translation by Andrew Porter was clear and simple – the supertitles were almost superfluous. The principal roles are exceptionally demanding, and Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Heidi Melton (Isolde) did sterling work, with the Act 2 duet a highlight. There was excellent support from Scottish Mezzo-soprano, Karen Cargill as Brangane, and Craig Colclough as Kurwenal, and the orchestra was beautifully conducted by Edward Gardner, with fine pacing and structure, which is essential for this gargantuan work.

HOT Education’s Summer Opera Residency at Niu Valley Middle School

HOT’s Education Team led an energetic group of keiki this past June through an intensive Opera Residency program! The Students…

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