News & Events

Madam Butterfly – Opera Preview Lecture

The 2014-15 Opera Season kicks off next month, which means HOT’s Opera Preview Lecture is back! On October 1, 2014, starting at 10:00am, join HOT for an Opera Preview at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. Featuring a lecture about the opera, this event is highlighted by an opportunity to hear from the Stars of HOT’s upcoming […]

Madam Butterfly – The Cast Is Here!

The Cast is here! The Cast is here! HOT kicked off the mad dash to Madam Butterfly today by enjoying an amazing view of Honolulu! Special thank you to Jim & Suzanne Case for hosting such a wonderful event and to the entire Case Ohana, (which includes HOT Director of Development Elisabeth Case!) for helping […]

HOT on The Conversation

HOT’s Executive Director Simon Crookall stopped by Hawaii Public Radio this morning for The Conversation with Beth-Ann Kozlovich and Chris Vandercook! Check out the podcast of the show online here!

Hawaii Opera Theatre presents Puccini’s iconic opera Madam Butterfly

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) undertakes a series of Life Changing Journeys, the 2014-15 Opera Season, with the Italian Composer Giacomo Puccini’s famous classic, Madam Butterfly. Originally created for the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland (Madam Butterfly 2009 & 2014), this production was the product of a Hawaiian collective, including HOT Artistic Director, […]


Throughout the years, HOT has been active in sharing opera with the community here in Hawaii and building our Ohana of Opera-goers! This past season, in effort to engage the millennial generation, the #HOTHAWAII themed events were born.  These events included the very successful HOT Tuesday, HOT Friday, and HOT Previews, which were held at […]

Sign Up for the Anne Namba Fashion Show

Join HOT on Sunday, September 28 from 11a to 2p as renowned designer Anne Namba presents a fashion show featuring a special collection for men and women in anticipation of the upcoming HOT season and opera ball. You will also have the opportunity to be the first to preview HOT’s production of Madam Butterfly! Register online […]

Hawaii Opera Theatre presents “It’s a Grand Night for Singing”

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presents “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” a Concert featuring Soprano Jill Gardner and Baritone Jake Gardner on August 20 & 21 at 700p in the HOT Rehearsal Hall. Described by Opera News as having an “effortlessly produced, rich voice,” Soprano Jill Gardner returns to Hawaii, where she […]

New Additions to Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Board of Directors

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) held its Annual Meeting for Members on July 30, 2014, at the Pacific Club.  Board Chairman Jim McCoy presented eight new members for election to the Board of Directors.  The meeting included a review of the past season from HOT’s Artistic Director Henry Akina and Executive Director Simon […]

HOT’s Annual Meeting Update

On July 30, 2014, Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) held its Annual Meeting for Members at the Pacific Club.  During the meeting, the HOT Board of Director’s met to vote on its Officers for the upcoming year and elected new Board Members, which includes Mangmang Brown, Kasumi Hara, Lynne Johnson, Keith Halway, Ada Mei, Jeff Pauker, […]

Fun Ways You Can Support HOT

Hey there Opera Lovers!   It takes a village to move a mountain and HOT is able create World-Class Opera and offer innovative Education & Outreach Programs because of your Support of HOT!  Here are a few ways you can continue to help HOT as a volunteer or the next time you go shopping!   2014 […]