“Donizetti’s “Daughter of the Regiment” is a lighthearted entertainment featuring spectacular vocal displays held together by a slender plot. …Jake Gardner and his large, warm baritone as the avuncular Sergeant Sulpice and Marie’s surrogate father, was the most realistic character, holding the midline between young lovers and crazy aristocrats.” Read the complete review by Ruth Bingham on the Star-Advertiser website…
Hawai‘i Opera Theatre
Join Hawai‘i Opera Theatre for A Grand Night For Singing, featuring Jake & Jill Gardner with singers from the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studios! Jake & Jill will be in Hawai‘i conducting masterclasses with studio members leading up to this concert. To RSVP, contact Hawai‘i Opera Theatre at (808)596-7372 or see details on HOT’s Facebook page. Jill Gardner most recently starred with HOT as Stella in André Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire in January, 2017. To learn more about the HOT Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, visit: https://www.hawaiiopera.org/education-o…/orvis-opera-studio/ We hope to see you there!
“It’s a Grand Night for Singing” is a free concert offered by HOT and will be held August 20 & 21, 2014, starting at 7pm in the Hawai‘i Opera Theatre Rehearsal Hall, located at 780 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. Bass Baritone Jake Gardner and wife, Soprano Jill Gardner, are here in Hawaii to work with members of the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, a program offered through HOT’s Education & Outreach. Select singers from the Orvis Opera Studio have been chosen to participate. The singers receive coaching and will take part in the concerts featuring performances by the Gardners. Seating is limited. Please call 808-596-7372 to RSVP. Read the full article here.