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Hawai’i Grand Opera: Tosca With a Tongan Flair

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Hawai’i Opera Theatre is launching a new production of one of opera’s most thrilling treasures:  Puccini’s Tosca.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa 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"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHuuvitcdY

Noe Tanigawa covers art, culture and ideas for Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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