News & Events

HOT Education Presents The Pirates of Penzance!

Tickets are on sale now to the Nov. 5 performance of HOT Education’s presentation of The Pirates of Penzance at the historic Hawaii Theatre in Downtown Honolulu!  For tickets, call (808) 528-0506! You do not want to miss this fun comedy classic, which stars Members of HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio! For more information and […]

Opera in a Warehouse – Siren Song Kickstarter Fundraiser

Be a part of history as you #SupportLocalArts and back HOT’s Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for our Opera in a warehouse, Siren Song! Why would you be a part of history? HOT ventures into new territory with our fourth production of the season (for the first time in 20 years) This new venue is […]

Madam Butterfly Memories

This run of Madam Butterfly is in the books! The Star-Advertiser raved about it as a ‘must-see’ as audiences filled the Blaisdell each night with their presence and even greater ovations! Let the memories live on with these beautiful photos by David Takagi, long-time HOT Supporter & Board Member, whose work has graced the pages […]

‘Must-see’ Madam Butterfly is HOT!!!

Review: ‘Butterfly’ a must-see at HOT REVIEW BY JOHN BERGER / The cultural disconnect is evident immediately: An American officer expects a Japanese businessman to shake hands and is surprised when he bows. Moments later we learn the American,  B.F. Pinkerton by name, is an officer but not a gentleman. Welcome to Hawaii Opera Theatre’s season-opening […]

HOT’s Madam Butterfly

  HOT’s production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly is here!  Be sure to catch the story by Steven Mark in today’s edition of TGIF, which came out today! Story online at the link.  

HOT’s Madam Butterfly Events Are Underway!

HOT’s production of Puccini’s Madam Butterfly is nearly here!   With the production comes a number of exciting events in the lead-up to each opera.  HOT Members and Supporters might know this but maybe it’s news to you! Kicking off the Madam Butterfly events, a very special Rehearsal Pau-Hana!  This was the first time HOT offered this event, giving […]

Behind-The-Scenes of HOT’s Madam Butterfly

It’s a busy time here at HOT as we prepare for our 2014-15 Opera Season Opener, Madam Butterfly. Puccini’s timeless classic is not to be missed! Tickets are on sale now online at or call the HOT Box Office today at (808) 596-7858. Whet your appetite and enjoy these pictures from the final night of […]