December 2, 2021

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‘Opera Kanikapila’ accessible on the internet by Hawaii Opera Theatre

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HONOLULU (KHON2) – It is a jam session unlike any other. A regional opera singer and an ‘ukulele virtuoso have mixed their skills to provide “Opera Kanikapila.”

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Verdi baritone Quinn Kamakanalani Kelsey and ‘ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner are the skills behind this new task, placing an island twist on classical songs.

It is named “Opera Kanikapila” by the Hawaii Opera Theatre, and features a exceptional jam session that provides internationally acclaimed and award-winning talent jointly.      

The target is to inspire the area group to grow their musical taste.

“It’s some thing that is by no means been accomplished ahead of,” says Quinn Kamakanalani Kelsey, a Indigenous Hawaiian opera singer.

“We’re getting that way to connect opera to the public,” Kelsey reported. “We’re showing them that you can mix up opera with Hawaiian audio, with kanikapila, and make it function.”

Opera arrived in Hawaii for the duration of the 19th century.

It was liked by the Hawaiian monarchy but its fascination in just the basic community was limited.

Kelsey is hoping to modify that.

“I generally thought how amazing would it be to at a solo live performance and arrive going for walks out with my Nakeu shirt and an ‘ukulele and begin playing that accompaniment,” Kelsey reported.

“Local folks would just go, oh suitable on, ‘ukulele,” he claimed. “But all the classical songs people today would go, oh my god, I know exactly what that it. Oh my god, he’s taking part in ‘ukulele to Mozart.”

“Operas not 1 factor any extra than ‘ukulele is a single matter or hula is just one thing,” claims Andrew Morgan, internet marketing director of Hawaii Opera Theatre.

“There’s a good deal of various views,” Morgan mentioned, “and I would say this presents persons a minimal flavor of what opera can be and also what we as a firm, Hawaii Opera Theatre, can be to the neighborhood.”

“Opera Kanikapila” is just the initial aspect to a greater project named “Hapa Opera.”  

All proceeds from this kanikapila will lead again to Hawaii Opera Theatre, its upcoming productions and their free of charge education and learning systems for educational institutions.  

To see far more of those people performances, click listed here.

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