Student Dress Rehearsals

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Established 1991, HOT’s Opera for Everyone program offers students from elementary through high school and college classes (age 24 and under) the opportunity to enjoy the live opera experience for just $7!  Teachers and others working with Hawaii’s youth may reserve seating for the Wednesday before each opera opening. This is the final full orchestra dress rehearsal and designated Opera For Everyone night reserved exclusively for this purpose during the regular school year.

In addition to the opera production, HOT’s Opera For Everyone program provides expanded opportunities for schools to incorporate the performing arts into regular curricula. Many teachers intrigued by opera tie-ins to literature, culture, language, geography, science and math, integrate the Opera For Everyone program into their classroom activities.

Please note Chaperone Ratios: High School – 1 chaperone per 10 students/ Middle School – 1 chaperone per 8 students/ Elementary School – 1 chaperone per 6 students/ College -must be full time students age 24 or younger to be considered.

MINIMUM ticket order is 4 student tickets.

Teachers and larger groups, please download this form (OFE Group Brochure 16-17) fill out, and return to HOT in order to sign up your class to attend Opera For Everyone!

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 Family Program

If parents would like to expose their children to the opera and their classes are not participating, they may accompany their children to the opera.

Please note 1 adult may take up to 6 children. A MINIMUM order of 1 adult and 1 child is required. ONLY one family per order,  please. For larger orders, please use the OFE Group Order Brochure. ADULTS may not outnumber CHILDREN in a Family Order. 

Click here to download the family form (OFE Family Brochure 16-17)

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Program Highlights

  • Available for classes and groups of students elementary through high school. Home-schoolers and other groups that work with youth are also welcome.
  • Educational guide available for all participants
  • Access to HOT’s opera library
  • Intern program available to high school students
  • Classroom visits available from HOT personnel
  • Full grand opera experience at final dress rehearsal