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Review | WA Opera’s ‘Carmen’ is brilliant

Review | WA Opera’s ‘Carmen’ is brilliant

Carmen | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until July 28th July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   Carmen is one of opera’s most loved works. Georges Bizet’s scandalous work is filled with tunes that everybody knows – even if you’ve never seen the work performed. The opera’s most loved songs Habanera: L’amour est un oiseau rebelle and the Toreador song have pervaded every […]

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Lindy Hume on why the opera ‘Carmen’ is so loved by audiences

Lindy Hume on why the opera ‘Carmen’ is so loved by audiences

The Western Australia Opera’s production of Carmen has been a sell-out before the curtain even rises on the first performance. It’s been a long journey to bring the production back to the stage at His Majesty’s Theatre. A few years ago the company abandoned plans to stage the work after there was concerns of a conflict with […]

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Opera at the Quarry adds an extra show – don’t hesitate if you want to go

Opera at the Quarry adds an extra show – don’t hesitate if you want to go

Back in May when the WA Opera announced it would be playing some of opera most loved works at a two-night engagement at the Quarry Amphitheatre, tickets sold out within a day or two. Now, due to popular demand, they’ve added a third show on Thursday 15th November. If you’d like to go though, we […]

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Tickets to WA Opera’s ‘Opera at the Quarry’ selling very fast

Tickets to WA Opera’s  ‘Opera at the Quarry’ selling very fast

Tickets to the WA Opera’s Opera at the Quarry performance have just gone on sale, and are selling at a record pace, so much that there’s only a handful left. Opera at the Quarry will be at the Quarry Amphitheatre on Friday 16 November and Saturday 17 November and will feature a selection of pieces […]

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WA Opera to set the fox among the chickens in The Cunning Little Vixen

The West Australian Opera launch their 2018 season with their debut production of a rarely-seen work from Czech composer Leoš Janáček. The Cunning Little Vixen reflects on the circle of birth, life and death, as well as the connections between the world of human beings and the rest of the animal kingdom. The opera follows the […]

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Rachelle Durkin joins WA Opera’s production of La Boheme

Rachelle Durkin joins WA Opera’s production of La Boheme

Rachelle Durkin has joined the cast of WA Opera’s La Boheme. The soprano has stepped in after Taryn Fiebig, who was originally scheduled to appear in the show, was forced to withdraw due to illness. Durkin will now play the role of  Musetta for the free Opera in the Park event in Supreme Court Gardens on 3rd February. […]

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Be transported to 1920s Paris in WA Opera’s The Merry Widow

Be transported to 1920s Paris in WA Opera’s The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow | His Majesty’s Theatre | Ends July 22 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Presented by WA Opera and commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional Opera companies, we are extremely fortunate in Perth with this new, refreshed production of The Merry Widow debuting in the grand style of […]

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WA Opera’s first female conductor talks The Merry Widow

WA Opera’s first female conductor talks The Merry Widow

Continuing their 50th Anniversary celebration, the West Australian Opera along with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra present the classic tale of The Merry Widow on the His Majesty’s Theatre Stage. Conductor Vanessa Scammell will direct the WA Opera’s latest production, becoming the first woman to lead for the company. Vanessa also currently works with Auckland […]

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WA Opera continue 50th anniversary celebrations with intimate event

Book in for a special evening at Nedlands Library this June as WA Opera continues their 50th anniversary celebrations. The free event provides an introduction to opera with spoken word performances and live singing to provide an intimate insight into the operatic world. The whirlwind, global musical journey will take people from the beginnings of […]

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Review | WA Opera breathes new life into the classic tragedy of Tosca

Review | WA Opera breathes new life into the classic tragedy of Tosca

Tosca | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until Apr 8 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ It’s important to preface this review with the fact that this was my first opera. I have always been a little sceptical; worried that I may not understand the narrative, or that the classic format would be lost on someone raised on Japanese cartoons and […]

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