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Opera in the Park celebrates 50 years of the Western Australian Opera

Opera in the Park celebrates 50 years of the Western Australian Opera




The Western Australian Opera are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a gala concert in the Supreme Court Gardens. The annual Opera in the Park event will showcase the incredible talents of the WA Opera, featuring highlights from some of the world’s greatest operas including The Toreador’s Song from Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore and the ever-powerful Nessun Dorma. […]

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Review: The Pearl Fishers

Review: The Pearl Fishers




The Pearl Fishers (Bizet) | West Australian Opera | Until 5 November The WA Opera’s latest production of Bizet’s beloved exotic opus brings to the stage exactly what seasoned opera-goers would expect from the reprisal of a universal crowd-pleaser: competent performances, spectacular set designs, and a tale of romantic entanglement set amidst a tropical clime. […]

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The Pearl Fishers: Diving Deep for Inspiration

The Pearl Fishers: Diving Deep for Inspiration




The WA Opera is presenting The Pearl Fishers at His Majesty’s Theatre from 25 October – 5 November. Bizet’s great opera that was first performed in 1863 is set in ancient Ceylon and tells the tale of two men whose long friendship may be damaged by their love for the same woman. Robert Kemp created […]

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Review: The Riders

Review: The Riders




The Riders | WA Opera | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until Sat 16th April |  ★ ★ ★ Unlike most opera ‘The Riders’ is a new work. Loosely based on a Tim Winton novel, it has an Australian identity, although all the action is based in Europe. Unlike most opera it’s in English rather than French, […]

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West Australian Opera announce 2016 season

West Australian Opera announce 2016 season




The West Australian Opera have announced their 2016 program which will feature a number of classic works, as well as a new Australian opera. The season will open with Puccini’s comedic opera ‘Gianni Schicchi’ for the City of Perth’s annual Opera in the Park. Conducted by WA Opera’s artistic director Brad Cohen, this performance will […]

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Il Trovatore is Eyecatching and Emotional

Il Trovatore is Eyecatching and Emotional




The West Australian Opera’s ‘Il Trovatore’ is a visually sspectacularproduction filled with emotion. The curtain rises on Michael Scott-Mitchell’s impressive set. A giant wall of a castle, that later folds and bends like a piece of intricate origami. Throughout the show it twists and folds to become a church, a convent, a camp, a house […]

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The Magic Flute is Enchanting

The Magic Flute is Enchanting




Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ is the current production at the WA Opera, an opera that has great music, is visually attention grabbing and, filled with fairytale fantasy. You’d might think that an opera delivered in English would be easier to digest than something in German or Italian, but this is not the case with The […]

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WA Opera’s Modern Take on La Boheme

WA Opera’s Modern Take on La Boheme




The WA Opera’s last production for their season showcasing the Divo opened at His Majesty’s Theatre last week, a magnificent modern take on ‘La Boheme’. Written by Giacomo Puccini, La Boheme first permiered in 1896 and told of a story of Bohemians living in Paris. This production from the WA Opera keeps the Bohemians in […]

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Perth Fashion Designers Support the WA AIDS Council




WA’s leading fashion labels delivered an eye catching presentation last night at the annual STYLEAID fashion fundraiser. The event supports the WA AIDS Council which provides vital support programs dedicated to people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Singers from the WA Opera opened the show, before a range of creative clothes were paraded around […]

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Captivated By Madam Butterfly

Captivated By Madam Butterfly




  Heading out to see a new art form can be intimidating. If you’ve never been to the theatre to see a play – the prospect can be frightening, if you’ve never seen a ballet – understandably you’d be a little nervous. Recently I took the pludge and engaged with a new art form, I […]

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