News & Events

I’m HOT

Throughout the years, HOT has been active in sharing opera with the community here in Hawaii and building our Ohana of Opera-goers! This past season, in effort to engage the millennial generation, the #HOTHAWAII themed events were born.  These events included the very successful HOT Tuesday, HOT Friday, and HOT Previews, which were held at […]


Sign Up for the Anne Namba Fashion Show

Join HOT on Sunday, September 28 from 11a to 2p as renowned designer Anne Namba presents a fashion show featuring a special collection for men and women in anticipation of the upcoming HOT season and opera ball. You will also have the opportunity to be the first to preview HOT’s production of Madam Butterfly! Register online […]


Hawaii Opera Theatre presents “It’s a Grand Night for Singing”

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) presents “It’s a Grand Night for Singing,” a Concert featuring Soprano Jill Gardner and Baritone Jake Gardner on August 20 & 21 at 700p in the HOT Rehearsal Hall. Described by Opera News as having an “effortlessly produced, rich voice,” Soprano Jill Gardner returns to Hawaii, where she […]


New Additions to Hawaii Opera Theatre’s Board of Directors

Honolulu, Hawaii – Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) held its Annual Meeting for Members on July 30, 2014, at the Pacific Club.  Board Chairman Jim McCoy presented eight new members for election to the Board of Directors.  The meeting included a review of the past season from HOT’s Artistic Director Henry Akina and Executive Director Simon […]


HOT’s Annual Meeting Update

On July 30, 2014, Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) held its Annual Meeting for Members at the Pacific Club.  During the meeting, the HOT Board of Director’s met to vote on its Officers for the upcoming year and elected new Board Members, which includes Mangmang Brown, Kasumi Hara, Lynne Johnson, Keith Halway, Ada Mei, Jeff Pauker, […]


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 […]