When Maui Academy of Performing Arts hired Jim Price to portray Jean Valjean in their unforgettable production of Les Miserables last year, they had no idea what he saw happening here on Maui after that production. Mr. Price, was the artistic administrator of Hawaii Opera Theater for three years, but the stage won out over the desk and he decided to return to his opera career. Now he is establishing an opera company on Maui. If their July 17th show was an inkling of what he can produce, Maui is in for world-class treat.
The best way to describe this event is stupendous! Tremendous! Astounding! Price has some really good friends who also happen to be among the most exciting young talents in opera and one of the best accompanists I have ever heard, Mai'kai Nash.