Charles E. King’s “Prince of Hawaii,” 1925.


In the Liberty Theater, beginning on the night of the 4th of the coming month of May, until the 9th, shown will be an opera for the very first time, called the Prince of Hawaii, under the direction and management of Mr. C. E. King.

In this first opera of Hawaii nei, selected was Raymond Kinney, as the prince of Hawaii; Joseph Kamakau, the king; Rose Tribe, the queen; and Harriet Beamer, as the princess. Others who were selected are Judge John R. Desha and Johanna Wilcox.

For each island, there are princesses who were chosen, as singing performers.

Mr. C. E. King was the composer of the songs for the opera, and he is continually training those who are joining in on this endeavor.

The tickets are being sold by hand by the committee, by the members of the Hawaiian Civic Club, and at the Honolulu Music Co.

The profits will go to the education fund of the Hawaiian Civic Club.

[Mele like “Ke Kali nei Au” originated here! Also, for a nice picture of the cast, click here.]

(Kuokoa, 4/23/1925, p. 1)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXIV, Helu 17, Aoao 1. Aperila 23, 1925.


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