On Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m., The Hawai‘i Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) will continue its season with Songs of Hope, featuring soprano Rachel E. Copeland and pianist Val Underwood. The program celebrates HPAF’s return to in-person programming and the restoration of live classical music— the Festival’s very first since July 2019. Ticket info below.
“We are thrilled to continue our 2021 Festival with a program that celebrates a sense of restored hope for a brighter tomorrow,” says Justin John Moniz, Executive Director. “I’m also overjoyed to welcome two long-time Festival favorites to the stage for this intimate evening of operatic gems and classical favorites.”
Soprano Rachel E. Copeland recently debuted at Avery Fisher Hall as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass to rave reviews. Career highlights include the Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro with Cleveland Opera Theater, Frasquita in Bizet’s Carmen with San Diego Opera, Micaela in Peter Brook’s Le tragédie de Carmen with Indianapolis Opera, and Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and first nymph in Dvorak’s Rusalka with North Carolina Opera.
Val Underwood is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Hawai‘i Performing Arts Festival. He is distinctive for his equal skill as a pianist and as a voice teacher. He has trained a number of successful concert pianists, as well as singers who appear with numerous companies worldwide. Underwood regularly collaborates with principal players of the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics.
If You Go… Have A Good Show!
Event: Songs of Hope
When: Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Cost: $38 per person
Buy Tickets: https://app.artspeople.com/index.php?performance=539211
More info: Songs of Hope includes selections by Lori Laitman, Ricky Ian Gordon, Frederic Chopin, Richard Strauss, and Richard Rodgers, among many others. HPAF will welcome a reduced capacity in-person audience to Kahilu Theatre for each performance. Alternatively, concert-goers can tune into the performances from home via Kahilu.TV. Tickets for all four of the Festival’s upcoming programs are available via the Kahilu Theatre Box Office by visiting: https://kahilutheatre.org/Shows/2021-July For additional Festival information, please visit:www.hawaiiperformingartsfestival.org.