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Listen Online! Hawaii Public Radio presents A Curious Person’s Guide to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Hawaii Public Radio has been on hand recording interviews and snippets during the rehearsals for HOT’s new production of Britten’s opera, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Listen to their documentation in this program hosted by HOT’s Simon Crookall online now! And don’t miss A Midsummer Night’s Dream when it opens on Feb. 12, 2016!


Dream Behind-the-Scenes

We have moved to the Blaisdell Concert Hall and are gearing up for the run of Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Feb. 12, 14, & 16!  Whet your appetite and enjoy these behind-the-scenes images from the final night run at the HOT Rehearsal Hall.


On the Horizon – One HOT February

The 2015-16 Opera Season heats up this February when HOT presents not one, but two, opera events! Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes center stage at the Blaisdell Concert Hall on Feb. 12, 14, & 16. This will be the first time HOT brings Britten to Honolulu! This exciting brand new production will be led […]


Listen to The Met Opera Broadcast of Rigoletto featuring Nadine Sierra

Experience Nadine Sierra as Gilda! Tune into Hawaiʻi Public Radio this Saturday at 100pm for the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast of Rigoletto, which features Nadine Sierra as Gilda. Nadine will make her HOT debut as Gilda next year in Verdi’s Rigoletto in Concert starring Hawaii’s own Baritone Quinn Kelsey! Verdi’s Rigoletto in Concert starring Quinn Kelsey […]


Learn More About the Opera this Spring

Opera Highlights, taught by Dr. Lynne Johnson, returns this Spring! This course on Opera Highlights is offered through the UH Outreach program and focuses on the upcoming HOT productions.  This course will examine Benjamin Britten’s beautiful A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Verdi’s epic masterpiece, Il Trovatore. This course will be held over two meetings on Feb 4 and […]


HOT Orvis Opera Studio Update

This week has been abuzz with Louis Otey, last seen in HOT’s staging of Portland Opera’s Pagliacci & Carmina Burana, & Maria Todaro-Otey in town! The team is working with Members of the Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio in a series of classes.  Enjoy these behind-the-scenes photos! For more information on the Orvis Opera Studio, […]


The Pageantry of Opera

It’s Hawaii Fashion Month 2015! What a perfect time to share how opera inspires! From the beauty of the music to the mastery of the stagecraft, there is something fulfilling for everyone who takes in a production! At the start of the 2013-14 Opera Season, HOT began it’s HOT Tuesday event, aimed at creating a fun, […]


HOT Thanksgiving

To all of our Supporters, Patrons, & Volunteers, we wish you a very HOT Thanksgiving amidst all of this rainy weather in Honolulu!  May this Holiday Season fill you up with food, fun, & festive memories! We are very grateful for all you give and do for Hawaii Opera Theatre!



HOT Opera Express presents The Magic Flute

It’s National #OperaWeek and the HOT Opera Express is ready to hit the road, taking opera to schools throughout Hawaii! Learn more about the Opera Express school tour program online: http://www.hawaiiopera.org/education-outreach/tours-to-schools/ And don’t miss the Hawaii Theatre performances on Nov. 4 & 5! More info: http://www.hawaiitheatre.com/events/the-magic-flute/