Our nationally recognized education outreach program reaches more than 25,000 students on Oahu and Neighbor Islands annually.


Student Dress Rehearsals

Organized student groups from Elementary School through High School can attend the final dress rehearsal of each opera as the exclusive student-only audience. Parents may also choose to expose their children (up to 18 years of age) to the opera with a Family Order. Tickets are just $7!

Tours to Schools

HOT’s Opera Express program visits Elementary and Middle Schools throughout the state to bring kid-friendly versions of some of Grand Opera’s most-loved masterpieces to students. Four performers put on complete shows, with a set, costumes, props, and even student volunteers!

School Residency

HOT sets up “residency” at select schools to help the school produce a mini-opera with students in singing roles, creating sets and weaving math, literature and other lessons into the curriculum.

Orvis Opera Studio

HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio provides voice training for young artists pursuing careers in opera.

Orvis Young Voices Studio

With the success of the HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, HOT created the Orvis Young Studio to provide opportunities for singers grades 7 through 12.

Contact Us

If you would like your school to participate in our Education programs, please call Erik at 596-7372 extension 207 or e-mail him at