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Discover Honolulu Opera

Discover Honolulu Opera 

Hawaii Opera Theatre Dates Back to Hawaiian Royalty

There’s an opera-tunity – even in Hawaii – to listen to the live performance of a dramatic vocal composition. Hawaiian opera dates back to the 1850s when King Kamehameha IV served as the stage manager for his wife, Queen Emma, as she sang in the chorus of Verdi’s Il Trovatore.
As the only professional opera company in the state; it has more than just a local following. Its vibrant and creative productions are known in the opera community and international artists who’ve performed at the New York Met and other popular stages often campaign for many years for the chance to perform in paradise.


THE SEASON

THE SEASON

Go on “Life Changing Journeys” with HOT in the 2014-15 season with Puccini’s tale of love and deceit in Madam Butterfly (October 10-14, 2014); the legend of a ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman (February 13-17, 2015); the contemporary opera Siren Song (March 20-28, 2015), a story of a young sailor who falls in love with a mysterious woman; and the season ends with the close shaves and meat pies of Sweeney Todd (April 24-28, 2015).

ORVIS OPERA STUDIO

ORVIS OPERA STUDIO

The Orvis Opera Studio offers classes and seminars for Hawaii’s vocal talent in movement, musical style, language, repertoire coaching and master classes. Guest artists and master teachers hail from all over the U.S. and Europe. Started in 2014, HOT’s education and outreach now extends to singers grades 7-12 to explore the world of solo voice performance. The free program offers group workshops, one-on-one opportunities, performances, diction workshops and contacts in the local opera world.

FAMILY PROGRAMS

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Families can get the full grand opera experience at a final dress rehearsal, where parents who wish to expose their children to this type of performance can accompany their children to a show. One adult may take 2-6 children. HOT also offers an Opera for Everyone program, which allow elementary through college students the opportunity to enjoy the opera for just $7 a ticket.


Insider Tips

  • Casting for HOT productions includes artists from around the world.
  • HOT’s Chorus is made up of community volunteers, including biologists, doctors, teachers, retirees, lawyers, accountants and students.
Need to Know

Hawaii Opera

  • Address: 777 Ward Ave., Honolulu, Oahu
  • Phone: (808) 768-5400
  • Web Address: www.hawaiiopera.org
  • Distance/Drive: 10 minutes, 2 miles.
  • Brief directions from THE MODERN HONOLULU: Head southeast on Ala Moana Boulevard. Turn left onto Ena Road. Turn left onto Kalakaua Avenue. Turn left onto Kapiolani Boulevard. Turn right onto Ward Avenue.
Getting There
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