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Great Singers, Great Songs with Mark Morash, at the Orvis Auditorium

Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presents Great Singers, Great Songs, a Concert featuring Mark Morash, of the San Francisco Opera Center, on December 19 at 700p, in the Orvis Auditorium at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Mark Morash is a conductor and pianist originally from Dartmouth Nova Scotia, Canada. Mr. Morash is the Director of […]


A Pinch of Salt in Our Kaka’ako

A Pinch of Salt in Our Kak’ako is going to get HOT this Sunday! Stop by at 1230p & 130p to hear Members of the Orvis Opera Studio perform live in half-hour sets. In addition to HOT entertainment, there will be food & retail vendors for you to enjoy and get your Holiday shopping on! […]


Giving Just Got HOT This Holiday Season

SHOP ON AMAZON & SMILE FOR HOT Just in time for the Holidays, now you can enjoy shopping and giving back to your favorite non-profit organization at the same time! Just click here the next time you are looking for something online, log-in to Amazon Smile via your Amazon and shop.  It’s that easy, you surf, choose […]


Giving Tuesday 2014!

“We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.” ~ GivingTuesday.org HOT will […]


Get HOT this Spring!

The Opera Three Pack is now available! Enjoy the epic slate of operas we have ready for you this Spring!  You are sure to love Wagner’s classic The Flying Dutchman (Feb.), Dove’s modern Siren Song (Mar.), & Sondheim’s killer Sweeney Todd (Apr.). HOT is offering you the opportunity to experience all three Operas for as little as $85 and […]


Opera Ball Highlights – GenHOT!

An exciting new energy filled the air of this year’s Opera Ball!  It was GenHOT!  Mahalo to the very hard-working committee and the generous donors who came together and made the GenHOT experience a reality! Many thanks to Megan Takagi and her team for helping to create “Generation HOT” (or “GenHOT” – like GenX only HOTer!)  This […]


HOT Opera Ball 2014 – Gorgeously Gothic!

It was a wonderful evening this past weekend at The Modern Hotel for HOT’s biggest fundraiser of the year, The Gorgeously Gothic Sweeney Todd Opera Ball!  Long known as ‘The Best Party in Town,’ this year’s Opera Ball did not disappoint and was a great experience for all!  Many thanks to our hard-working Ball Committee […]



‘Pared-down ‘Pirates’ is perfect for keiki’ by John Berger / Star-Advertiser

Generations of Americans have grown up thinking of opera as the cliche of arcane and stuffy, the domain of “fat ladies” screaming in foreign languages. Erik Haines, director of education at Hawaii Opera Theatre, hopes that HOT’s Opera Express production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” will show Hawaii keiki — and […]


Win a One Night Stay at The Modern Hotel

Hawaii Opera Theatre wants you to win one night stay at The Modern Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii! Everyone who has purchased an individual ticket to Hawaii Opera Theatre’s (HOT) 2014 “Gorgeously Gothic” Opera Ball being held Saturday, November 8, 2014, at The Modern Honolulu, will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one […]