Hawaii Opera Theatre uses sound business practice to present a broad spectrum of world-class opera and music-theatre, as well as a wide range of educational and artistic opportunities to the whole State of Hawaii. ”
Welcome to HOT
Opera has been part of island culture for more than a century. Its history in Hawaii, which dates back to the 1850s, includes stories of Queen Emma singing in the chorus of Verdi’s Il Trovatore while her husband, King Kamehameha IV served as the stage manager! Queen Liliuokalani is said to have composed her own opera. Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) was established as a non-profit organization in 1960.
Today, HOT is known for its vibrant and creative productions. Artistic excellence continues to be the cornerstone of standards for the company. International artists, who have graced stages from the New York Met to opera houses throughout Europe and Asia, compete up to three years in advance to perform on the HOT stage along side Hawaii’s best local artists. With its recent commemoration of 50 years as Hawaii’s only professional opera company, HOT is one of the largest performing arts organizations in the state with performances and outreach presentations on all of the major islands.
Who We Are
Hawaii Opera Theatre has a year-round staff of artistic administration, education, development, box office and other support resources. Casting for productions feature artists from around the world are featured in HOT’s Winter Grand Opera and Summer Season productions. HOT’s chorus is comprised of 40 to 70 local singers who rehearse months in advance for upcoming main stage productions.
High production values are among the signature standards for HOT presentations. Customs sets and scenery are frequently designed for HOT’s theatrical productions. Select sets, costume and props are available for rental or purchase.
Meet the people who work year-round to bring you the best in opera and reach thousands of children through our award-winning programs.
|Henry G. Akina||Artistic Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Simon Crookall||General Directoremail@example.com|
|Courtney Coston||Office Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Beebe Freitas||Head of Musicemail@example.com|
|Erik D. Haines||Director of Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Barett Hoover||Director of Artistic Administrationemail@example.com|
|Tracy Jefferson Chavez||Director of Individual Givingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Blythe Kelsey||Education Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Allison Kronberg||Marketing Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nikki Nielsen||Box Office Assistant Manageremail@example.com|
|Suzanne Ruiz||Director of Finance & Administrationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jordan Sasaki||Production Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Eric Schank||Education Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|T.H. Stettler||Director of Productionemail@example.com|
|Kevin Takamori||Director of Fundraising and Major Giftsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jason Walter||Marketing Directoremail@example.com|
|Gayleen Williams||Box Office Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Board of Directors
A diverse group of community leaders, opera patrons, business professionals and arts supporters comprise the volunteer board of directors for HOT who support the organization throughout the year with their time, talent, expertise and network of resources.
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Hawaii Opera Theatre is a proud member of Opera America.