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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 […]


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 […]