Hā´upu: A Hawaiian Opera
Castle Theater
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Saturday, Apr 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The epic story of Hina, the Helen of Hawai‘i

Students from Kamehameha Schools–Hawai’i Campus will showcase their talents in fine art, Hawaiian language, chant, solo and choral singing, dance, instrumental performance, and drama with a presentation of the Hawaiian language opera, “Hā‘upu,” in the Castle Theater.

“Hā‘upu” is based on the legend of Hina and her son, Kana. Hina, an ali‘i from Hilo, is kidnapped by Kapepeʻekauila, a rogue ali‘i from the island of Moloka‘i. In retaliation for this outrageous kidnapping, Hina’s sons Kana and Nīheu mount an attack on Kapepeʻekauila’s fortress on the north shore of Moloka‘i on the cliffs of Hā‘upu.

While the daring rescue is being conceived and carried out, Hina unexpectedly begins to fall in love with her captor, Kapepeʻekauila. In the end, Hina is saved by her sons and Kapepeʻekauila is vanquished, although the true fate of Hinaʻs love for the Molokaʻi aliʻi is unknown.

The Opera will be presented entirely in the Hawaiian language. The event program will include a synopsis of the story, and details of each act for all attendees.

Tickets: $25, $35 (plus applicable fees)
Tickets on sale: Wednesday, February 22

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