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Opera singer Jill Gardner on the evolution of the art form ahead of master class

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Hawaiʻi's history with opera dates back to the 1850s when King Kamehameha IV served as stage manager for his wife Queen Emma as she sang in the chorus of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. Today, Hawaiʻi Opera Theatre continues that tradition with its productions, events and education programs.

One of those programs takes place Monday night. It’s a master class with renowned soprano and vocal coach Jill Gardner. Gardner stopped by to talk with The Conversation about her love of opera.

Gardner’s free master class runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Nov. 14, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation and host of HPR's This Is Our Hawaiʻi podcast. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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