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HOT’s MAGIC FLUTE for family audiences opens Atherton season May 14

HOT’s Opera Express opens Atherton Studio 2016 Summer Season with The Magic Flute An HPR special family event, kids attend free (Honolulu, Hawaiʻi) Hawaii Opera Theatre’s educational touring adaptation of Mozart’s The Magic Fluteopens HPR’s 2016 Atherton Summer Season on Saturday, May 14. Performed by a small cast from HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, […]


‘ACT II – A Fashion Reprise’ Pops Up at Hawaii Opera Plaza

ACT II, HOT’s fashion resale event, has become a fundraiser awaited by all fashion enthusiasts. We have received such an amazing amount of  donations and household items since the last event, that we are having another sale! EXCLUSIVE Glam-Tattoo Preview Party!  Be the first to preview the new selection on May 12th from 5pm to 9pm! Space […]



Hawaii Opera Theatre announces the 2016-17 Opera Season

Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT), the Islands’ only major opera company, announces the 2016-2017 Opera Season, a season highlighting the passion and magnificent beauty of opera featuring world-class productions and internationally renowned stars. Puccini’s La bohème/ Blaisdell Concert Hall / Oct. 14, 16, & 18, 2016 La bohème is one of the most romantic love stories […]



Spring Auditions for Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Orvis Opera Studios

Hawaii Opera Theatre will be holding auditions for the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio for adults and the Orvis Young Voices Studio for youth this Spring. Founded in 1998 by HOT’s Artistic Director, Henry Akina, the Mae S. Orvis Opera Studio provides training and performance experiences, which include classes and seminars in movement, musical style, […]


Have a HOT National Puppy Day!

Today is National Puppy Day! Stop by your local Humane Society to make an adoption if you are looking to bring home a new furry family member! Toi, toi, toi to HOT Board Member Steve Prieto, who is a very active volunteer and supporter of HOT and the Hawaiian Humane Society! Check out this video […]


Hawaii Opera Theatre presents the Orvis Young Voices Studio in Concert

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presents the Orvis Young Voices Studio in Concert on March 20, 2016, at 4:00pm, at the Sacred Hearts Academy Auditorium.  Singers will perform a selection of Art songs, Musical Theatre, and Opera. Having seen great success with the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio program for adult singers, HOT’s award-winning Education […]


Opera Today Review – HOT Dream in Honolulu

“In a world opera schedule packed with safe bread-and-butter warhorses, Hawaii Opera Theatre gambled on a Britten rarity and came up smelling as sweet as a tuberose lei.” ~ Opera Today Enjoy the entire review of HOT’s production of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Opera Today online now! 


SOL3 MIO’s Amazing Hawaii Debut

Sol3 Mio, whose debut album was New Zealand’s 2013 top seller in all genres, wowed their Honolulu audience in a one-night stopover concert Saturday evening, hosted by Hawaii Opera Theatre. Billing themselves as “classical singers bridging the gap with contemporary” music, Sol3 Mio consists of three Samoan-born New Zealanders — two brothers and a cousin, […]