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About HOT

 Hunter Opera Theater (HOT) is dedicated to presenting outstanding productions of new works.  HOT also nurtures new opera through its Richard Burke Pocket Opera at Hunter College where student composers are mentored by faculty composers Suzanne M. Farrin, David Fulmer, and Shafer Mahoney.


The Hunter Opera Theater is proud to partner with The American Opera Project (AOP) and is a member of the New York Opera Alliance (NYOA), & The National Opera Association (NOA).

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HOT Student News!


Yichen Xue was the bass soloist in Maestro Huang Ruo’s Angel Island Oratotio at Santa Fe Opera. 

He also recently made his Kennedy Center debut this spring as the bass soloist in Maestro Huang Ruo’s A Moonlit Night at the Spring River Concert. The concert was part of Kennedy Center’s RiverRun Festival. 


HOT on Broadway!

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Members of the Hunter Opera Theater made their Broadway debuts in Kristin Chenoweth's performance of "My Love Letter to Broadway" at the Lunt-Fontaine Theater.

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Past Seasons

Patience & Sarah played at the Kaye Playhouse on May 9th and 10th, 2019!

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