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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 […]

Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Annual Meeting to be held on July 30

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) will hold its Annual Meeting for Members on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Pacific Club, starting at 530p.  Highlighting the meeting will be a presentation by HOT’s Artistic Director Henry Akina and Executive Director Simon Crookall, with reception to follow. HOT experienced a successful year artistically, with […]

2014-2015 Single Tickets Announcement

Single Tickets to Hawaii Opera Theatre’s 2014-15 Opera Season go on sale July 28 Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT), the Islands’ only operatic company, announced the 2014-2015 Opera Season this past March.  Reversing a trend seen across the nation and for the first time in nearly 20 years, HOT has expanded its repertoire […]

2013-2014 Season Highlights – The Mikado

The 2013-2014 Opera Season closed but shall live on in memory! Check out these pics from HOT’s acclaimed production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic, The Mikado! Henry Akina directed a modern take of the production with characters costumed by local designer, Anne Namba, in the fashion Harajuku Girls, Anime, and Yakuza!  You can catch the […]

2013-2014 Season Highlights – Pagliacci & Carmina Burana

The 2013-2014 Season may be history, but you can still enjoy killer clowns and the debauchery of monks in these pics from HOT’s production of Portland Opera’s Pagliacci & Carmina Burana! The stage was packed with talent as the world-class opera performers joined forces with the amazing BodyVox Dance troupe from Portland, to stage an […]

2013-2014 Season Highlights – Turandot

HOT’s production of Turandot was exceptional featuring a talented cast of performers including Soprano Susan Foster, known around the world for the role of the Ice Princess. Joining Ms. Foster as Calaf was the rising star Tenor Jay Hunter Morris and the stellar Soprano Janai Brugger as Liu. These international stars surely gave our local […]


Hawaii Opera Theatre’s (HOT) 2014 “Gorgeously Gothic” Opera Ball will be held Saturday, November 8, 2014 at The Modern Honolulu.  This black-tie evening will celebrate HOT’s 2014-2015 season finale, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, and will be based on Victorian themes of the day with food, entertainment and surprises galore!  The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and will […]

The HOT Education & Outreach Niu Valley Summer Opera Program

HOT’s  summer opera program at Niu Valley Middle school culminates Monday, June 30 at 6pm with a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado. This fast moving production will be performed by a cast of 25 middle schoolers led by HOT’s Education Staff members Eric Schank, Blythe Kelsey Takemasa and Erik Haines. The talented group will […]

What’s HOT: The Orvis Young Voices Studio

The Orvis Young Voices Studio held its first set of classes over the weekend of  June 20, 21, 22. Students participated in 14 hours of classes, which included performance coaching with Eric Schank and Erik Haines.  Students also received instruction in a stage combat class with Tony Pisculli, a drama class with Dan Kelin III, […]