On Friday evening SYL members and their guests, raised approximately $950 for the Hawaii Opera Theater. We sang karaoke, enjoyed each other’s company and raised money for a great cause.  The cost for entry was $20 and all attendees were given free food and unlimited karaoke for the time of the event. Thank you very much to Hawaii KTV Voice and Loung for hosting the event and sponsoring the karaoke and food.


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.

The specific functions of the GenHOT Advisory Board is to plan preview events targeted at young professionals in advance of each opera; host a special “GenHOT” after-party the night of the Opera Ball; assist in fundraising and corporate giving; oversee a social media strategy for GenHOT, and such other functions as the Advisory Board members determine during this inaugural year of the program. TheGenHOT Advisory Board will meet once a month to coordinate and plan these events.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to Hawaii Opera Theater see the links below:
Learn More About Hawaii Opera Theater
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