- $35 for one ticket for orchestra rows S–W or balcony rows K–P ($64 value)
Customers must redeem their vouchers for tickets in advance at Hawaii Opera Theatre, where they will be provided with directions to the performance location.
- What runs in the Sol3 Mio family: rich, classically trained voices; New Zealand heritage; suit-wearing skills; sense of humor; general handsomeness
- What else makes them a family: their parents and grandparents
- Who they are: brothers Pene and Amitai Pati, both tenors, and their baritone cousin Moses Mackay
- What they do: perform operatic songs as they were meant to be heard, enhance modern classics such as “No Diggity,” and tweak traditional pieces with their trademark wit—adding an Elvis verse to the aria after which they named themselves, for example
- What they get: awards. Pene snatched the Audience Choice award at Placido Domingo’s Operalia competition, and the group has won a pair of Vodafone Pacific Music Awards
- What they make: hugely popular albums. Both their self-titled debut and their 2015 followup On Another Note debuted at the top of the charts in their home country
Hawaii Opera Theatre
Hawaii Opera Theatre was established in 1960, but the islands' connection to opera dates back nearly a century earlier. In the 1850s, Queen Emma was said to have sung Verdi, while her husband King Kamehameha IV acted as a stage manager. More recently, Queen Liliuokalani may have composed an opera herself. Today, the nonprofit Hawaii Opera Theatre continues this rich musical tradition as the only professional opera company on the islands. Its productions—which have included La Bohéme, Romeo & Juliet, and Aida—feature local singers alongside international stars who have performed at major opera houses and in front of their own framed portraits of Pavarotti.