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In a Nutshell

Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera tells the tale of an emperor's son and the common-born girl he loves

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Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem prior to day of show for a ticket at Beretania Street location. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Blaisdell Concert Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Hawaii Opera Theater's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $45 for one ticket to The Mikado (up to $90 value)
  • Where: Blaisdell Concert Hall
  • Seating: main floor, rows A–R, or balcony, rows L–N
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the seating chart.

Available Performances

  • Friday, June 13, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

The Mikado

Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum are in love. There's just one problem—well, more like several: Yum-Yum is engaged to Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, and Nanki-Poo is the son of the stern Mikado, who's not much for flirtation. Not to mention that the Mikado has already decided that his son will wed the elderly Katisha. This comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan satirizes English mores in a Japanese setting, entertaining audiences with romantic entanglements and upbeat songs about very dark subjects.

The beloved show closes out Hawaii Opera Theatre's season with a sparkling new production. Local fashion designer Anne Namba reimagines the town of Titipu as a modern metropolis, costuming the characters as quirky Harajuku girls, anime characters, and members of the Yakuza. Under the direction of Hawaii Opera Theatre's Artistic Director Henry Akina, Joshua Kohl and Sarah Asmar portray the star-crossed young lovers, while Jamie Offenbach stars as the titular ruler.

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.

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