Hawai’i Grand Opera: Tosca With a Tongan Flair

Apr 23, 2013

Hawai’i Opera Theatre is launching a new production of one of opera’s most thrilling treasures:  Puccini’s Tosca.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa goes behind the scenes for a look at why this production promises to be a blockbuster. 

“Tosca” opens this Friday night at 8, with a matinee Sunday and final performance Tuesday night, April 30.   Performances are all at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. http://www.hawaiiopera.org/shows_and_tickets/ticket_information/Tosca/

HPR Music Director, Gene Schiller, says it's been a long time since he's heard a voice of Pupu'a's caliber.

For a sample of Ta'u Pupu'a in an early performance of "Tosca"