Hāʻupu is an opera based on the legend of Hina and her son Kana. Hina, an aliʻi from Hilo is kidnapped by Kapepeʻekauila, a rogue aliʻi from the island of Molokaʻi. In retaliation for this outrageous kidnapping, Hinaʻs sons, Kana and Niheu mount an attack on Kapepeʻekauilaʻs fortress at Hāʻupu on the north shore of Molokaʻi. While this daring rescue is being conceived and carried out, the unexpected happens: Hina begins to fall in love with her captor Kapepeʻekauila. In the end, Hina is saved by her sons and Kapepeʻekauila vanquished although we never know the true fate of Hinaʻs love for the Molokaʻi aliʻi.
This opera is the third ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi opera in the Hōʻike series, which began in 2004. It will also be the first ever Hōʻike to be produced outside the school venue. After touring various spots on the island, Hāʻupu will have its European premiere in Edinburgh, Scotland at the annual Festival Fringe in August 2016
Thursday, March 10 & Friday, March 11 7:00 pm (door open at 6pm) Koaiʻa Gymnasium
TICKETS can be pre-ordered with this mail-in form, or purchased through our Koaiʻa Gymanasium box office on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, March 9 (2-3pm)
Tickets $10. Also available at the door. All attendees must have a ticket. (Students participating do not need a ticket). Monies raised through ticket sales will help support our students as they showcase Hāʻupu in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2016.
Call the Student Activities Center
(982-0734) for information.
ALSO AVAILABLE at the performances
Program Package (Full-color program, libretto (script with translation), 11×17 poster), $5
Large poster (Hāʻupu or Battle of Kuamoʻo (2014)) 20×30, $5
T-Shirts (graphic logo on white), $20
DVDs (Keaomelemele (2013) or Battle of Kuamoʻo (2014)), $10