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Hawaii Opera Theatre’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a melodramatic shocker

Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Verdi’s “Il trovatore” (The Troubadour) is the first Honolulu has seen in over two decades. It’s a melodramatic shocker that took the world by storm, simultaneously delivering tradition while transforming opera into something new. In its early centuries, opera was focused on delivering satisfying endings, natural conclusions to human dilemmas, […]




Opera’s Most Memorable Melodies: The Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Best-Loved Il Trovatore

Over the years, opera has given birth to beautiful melodies, which have gone on to be duplicated in popular culture in television, film, music! Fact: Many people today first hear opera in cartoons! The Anvil Chorus from Verdi’s Il Trovatore, one of the legendary composer’s most famous works, embodies opera’s ability to transcend borders and displays […]


Free Opera Preview at HMoA – Il Trovatore

On May 11, 2016, starting at 10:00am, join HOT for an Opera Preview at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. Featuring a lecture by Dr. Lynne Johnson about the opera, this event is highlighted by an opportunity to hear from the Stars of HOT’s new production of Verdi’s Il Trovatore. This event is free to HOT […]


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 […]