News & Events

HOT About Town: HOT Media Updates

From a glowing review of Opera at the Lofts, Hawaii Public Radio’s coverage of the Opera Residency at Niu Valley Middle School, & Opera America recognition HOT’s graphic designs alongside that of The Metropolitan & Vancouver Opera Companies, it’s been a media coverage dream come true this Summer!

Here’s an update of some other recent highlights and stay tuned for what’s sure to be another juicy & HOT 2015-16 Opera Season!


The HOT Report from Santa Fe: Salome

HOT Executive Director Simon Crookall saw Ryan McKinny star in Salome yesterday at Santa Fe. McKinney dazzled audiences in Honolulu and continues to be triumphant. Read for more: Although the Prophet Jochanaan undoubtedly loses his head in Strauss’s decadent opera Salome, baritone Ryan McKinny, who made such an impression in Hawaii last season as the […]



HOT Favorite Jay Hunter Morris in Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain

HOT’s Executive Director Simon Crookall witnessed the debut of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain last night, which featured Hawaii’s honorary second son, Jay Hunter Morris (pictured with Jennifer Higdon). Simon had this to say: It was thrilling to be at the premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain last night. Based on the best selling novel of […]



Hawaii Opera Theatre’s highlights Annual Meeting with achievements & new, young Associate Board

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) held its Annual Meeting for Members on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Pacific Club.  The meeting included a vote for new board members, the slate of officers, the creation of a new young advisory group, & a presentation by HOT’s Artistic Director Henry Akina and Executive Director […]


Hawaii Opera Theatre presents ACT II: A Fashion Reprise 2015 in Kaka’ako

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presents a fashionable way for patrons to support a local non-profit organization through its fundraising event, Act II. This event provides the opportunity to shop for couture and designer apparel, handbags, shoes, jewelry, art, home accents, and more with the proceeds going to service the non-profit organization.  HOT […]


Double your Donation: Give Aloha & Support HOT!

This September, Foodland is hosting its Annual Fundraising Drive to Give Aloha, an opportunity to support your favorite non-profit organization, throughout the month. For every $1 you donate (up to $249), Foodland and Western Union Foundation will match each donation up to a total of $350,000. The proceeds will be distributed to all of the […]


A Grand Night for Singing featuring Jake & Jill Gardner

  Join Hawaii Opera Theatre for A Grand Night For Singing  featuring Jake & Jill Gardner with Singers from the Orvis Opera Studios! Jake & Jill will be in Hawaii to conducting masterclasses with the Studio Members leading up to this event. Performances of A Grand Night For Singing will take place on August 14 (7:00pm) & […]


HOT’s Annual Meeting – July 29, 2015

Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Annual Meeting will take place on July 29, 2015, at the Pacific Club, from 5:30 – 7:00pm. HOT is happy to accept nominations for Sherry Broder and Linda Nelson to the 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Elections will take place at the Annual Meeting. Members may RSVP to the Annual Meeting by calling […]