Recording of the Hometown to the World Panel Discussion, facilitated by Hawai'i Opera Theatre General Director Andrew Morgan with the Creators, Artistic Team, and Cast.
The Digital World Premiere of Hometown to the World will air on May 21, 2021, at 1:00pm HST / 7:00pm EST, and will be available thereafter to purchase. Buy your tickets online now: https://hotdigital.vhx.tv/products/hometown-to-the-world-a-digital-world-premiere
*** Hometown to the World ***
Music by Laura Kaminsky
Libretto by Kimberly Reed
Commissioned by The Santa Fe Opera through Opera for All Voices
Co-Commissioned by Hawai’i Opera Theatre
By arrangement with Bill Holab Music
*** About ***
On May 12, 2008, Postville, Iowa was the site of the single largest workplace raid in US history at the time. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 398 employees at the largest Kosher slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant in the country, for suspected undocumented immigrants, aggravated identity theft, and child labor law violations. Those numbers represented 25% of the population at the time, and another 25% left the town in the days and weeks following the raid, devastating the town’s economy which had seen a resurgence with the establishment of the plant.
Local favorites Sarah Lambert Connelly and Maya Hoover are joined by newcomer Ian McGuffin as three individuals whose lives are turned upside down yet find a path for healing.
Karen Tiller returns to direct and Benjamin Makino makes his HOT debut as conductor, leading six musicians from the Hawai’i Symphony Orchestra.
Don’t miss the finale to HOT Digital’s 2020-2021 Season!