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Official Hawaii Opera Theatre - Fall 2013-2014 Season
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Brave and brazen prince falls in love with bitter princess. If he cannot answer her three riddles, death befalls him. If he succeeds, he marries her. LEARN MORE
The drama you are about to experience is a tale of truth, both in the ecstasy of love and the brutality of rage. LEARN MORE
There's a lot going on here so try to keep up: Nanki-Poo is in love with Yum Yum. Ko Ko is in love with Yum Yum. Yum Yum loves Nanki-Poo but doesn't want to defy Ko Ko. Katisha is in love with Nanki-Poo. The Mikado just wants an execution. Preferably, NOT his son. LEARN MORE
Interview on recent Hawaii Opera Theatre Show
ABOUT HAWAII OPERA THEATRE
"Hawaii Opera Theatre is fortunate to be positioned at the international crossroads of the Pacific Rim, attracting world-class artists and production partners from Asia to North America to Europe."
- Henry Akina, HOT General and Artistic Director
Welcome to HOT (Hawaii Opera Theatre)
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.
Hawaii Opera Theatre has been delighting audiences since 1960. HOT's first opera season opened with Madama Butterfly at the McKinley High School Auditorium. 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.
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