When 8 days to go October 15, 2022 at 7:30pm 4 hrs 29 mins
Where Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Val A Browning Center , Ogden, UT 84408, United States
Contact Browning Presents! Hearts of Fire, an evening with T'au Pupu'a & Friends [email protected]

Browning Presents! Hearts of Fire, an evening with Ta'u Pupu'a & friends is an electric masterpiece of music and awe. Ta'u Pupu'a returns home to Weber State University to perform his favorite vocal pieces and delight audiences of all ages. Joined by Chamber Orchestra Ogden, Polynesian dancers and other talented guests, Pupu'a takes audience members on a musical expedition across oceans, from the sands of the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga to the flashing lights of New York City to the classical inspirations of Europe. Pack your suitcase for an evening of opera classics, Broadway favorites and surprises around every corner. Book your tickets now - this is a show you won't want to miss! About Ta'u Pupu'a: Unique in the opera world, operatic tenor Ta'u Pupu'a was first known to the public as an outstanding NFL Defensive End. Pupu'a attended Weber State University on a football scholarship while pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree, during which time he was drafted to the NFL by Coach Bill Belichick of the Cleveland Browns, and later the Baltimore Ravens. A career-ending injury changed his life and led him to a new career - opera. Pupu'a has appeared across the USA and internationally in opera and in concert. The New York Times compliments Pupu'a's "limitless power," noting his voice "has real gold in its best moments." Pupu'a has appeared for the San Fransico Opera, La Scala - Milan, Tanglewood Music Festival, Danish Radio Orchestra, and Hong Kong Opera. He has sung in opera and concert in the United Kingdom, and the Greek Isles, and China, as well as across the USA, in Baltimore, Cedar Rapids, Connecticut, Fairbanks, Hawaii, Colorado, Knoxville, and Santa Barbara. Pupu'a has collaborated with Dame Kiri the Kanawa, Jose Carerras, and James Levine. He is a Juilliard Opera Center (ADOS) graduate and a native of the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga.