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Hawaii Opera Theatre

Review: Lyric Vocals Wow in HOT’s ‘Daughter’

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News, Team Gardner

“Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment” is a lighthearted entertainment featuring spectacular vocal displays held together by a slender plot. …The most striking was a nonsinging role — quite unusual for opera — by Jill Gardner as the Duchess of Crackentorp, with her flamboyantly feathered headdress and operatic shrieks. At one point, the Duchess launches into singing one of Jill Gardner’s acclaimed roles (“Tosca”) and Hortensius has to correct her, “Wrong opera!” Read the complete review by Ruth Bingham on the Star-Advertiser website…

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre—A Grand Night for Singing with Jill & Jake Gardner

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News

Join Hawai‘i Opera Theatre for A Grand Night For Singing, featuring Jake & Jill Gardner with singers from the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studios! Jake & Jill will be in Hawai‘i conducting masterclasses with studio members leading up to this concert. To RSVP, contact Hawai‘i Opera Theatre at (808)596-7372 or see details on HOT’s Facebook page. Jill Gardner most recently starred with HOT as Stella in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire in January, 2017. To learn more about the HOT Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, visit: https://www.hawaiiopera.org/education-o…/orvis-opera-studio/ We hope to see you there!

Jill Gardner on Blanche DuBois: “You have to really sing it!”

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News

“I think particularly, in these times, why this piece is so good is because everyone, on some level, is suffering—even if it’s in the most private way. Somebody is going through something all of the time. And Blanche, for me, is always trying to find a way to overcome that suffering, and to hide that suffering, and to make beautiful that suffering. When she comes undone in that process, what I want people to leave the theater thinking about is really wanting to show empathy to people and really recognizing that you don’t know what anybody is going through. Many people are going to be bullies and take advantage of the…

Hawai‘i Opera Theatre Presents “IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING”

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News

“It’s a Grand Night for Singing” is a free concert offered by HOT and will be held August 20 & 21, 2014, starting at 7pm in the Hawaii Opera Theatre Rehearsal Hall, located at 780 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI  96813.  Soprano Jill Gardner and husband, Bass Baritone Jake Gardner are here in Hawaii to work with members of the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, a program offered through HOT’s Education & Outreach. Select singers from the Orvis Opera Studio have been chosen to participate. The singers receive coaching and will take part in the concerts featuring performances by the Gardners.  Seating is limited.  Please call 808-596-7372 to RSVP. Read the full article here.

‘Tosca’ back in HOT lineup

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News

By Steven Mark / smark@staradvertiser.com     See the original posting here. “Tosca” is one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, and it’s easy to see why. Puccini’s melodrama features everything from political and sexual intrigue to manipulation, torture, backstabbing (literally) and other assorted mayhem. No wonder a part of it was used in the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace.” It’s all tied up in a singer named Floria Tosca, a raven-haired, dark-eyed beauty who proclaims — in third person no less, like a star athlete touting his talents — “Tosca’s blood burns with a mad love.” “She is a very complex, multifaceted, mercurial, chameleonlike character,” said soprano…

HOT Talk: TOSCA

Posted by Julie in Hawaii Opera Theatre, News

Catch glimpses of rehearsals for HOT’s Tosca and hear stage director Jay Lesenger and singers Jill Gardner, Ta’u Pupu’a and Michael Chioldi talk about this beautiful and passionate opera by Giacomo Puccini.