holiday Gift Guide 2010

Hawaii Opera Theater

Hawaii Opera Theater / Due to the recession, most people can no longer afford an actual trip to Italy. So bring something stereotypically Italian to them. A season’s pass to the Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) not only symbolizes a culturally elite gift, but it can deeply move the soul the of any theater lover.

The Hawaii Opera Theater is renown for its brilliant performances, filled with a cornucopia of artistic costumes, heart-rending music and tear jerking drama. Featuring international talents, HOT is not your typical opera organization – the performance line up represents a blend of cultures from Asia to Europe. In the past, HOT has featured such operas as the classic Romeo and Juliet and Madame Butterfly.

The 2011 season line up includes Faust, Lucia di Lammermoor, and Giuseppe Verdi’s infamous La Traviata. All performances can be seen at the Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall.

Cost: Season subscription $81 to $333 (depending on selected seat) Where to buy: Call the HOT Box Office at 596-7858 (or purchase online at []).