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WA Opera reveal Noongar language work ‘Koorlbardi wer Wardong’

WA Opera reveal Noongar language work ‘Koorlbardi wer Wardong’

West Australian Opera have announced they will be celebrating Noongar language, culture and music with a new work, Koorlbardi wer Wardong. The new piece commissioned by Wesfarmers Arts will be based on the traditional story of the koorlbardi (magpie) and the wardong (crow), two birds who give in to jealousy and competition. WA Opera will team […]

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Emma Matthews sings an aria from ‘La Sonnambula’ for Ghost Light Opera

Emma Matthews sings an aria from ‘La Sonnambula’ for Ghost Light Opera

This week’s episode of the WA Opera’s Ghost Light Opera series sees Emma Matthews singing Ah Non Credea from the opera La Sonnambula (The Sleepwalker). Every Saturday night the West Australian Opera releases a clip of a performer singing a well known aria. The series takes it name from a ghost light – the single light left […]

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James Clayton delves into Don Giovanni for Ghost Light Opera

James Clayton delves into Don Giovanni for Ghost Light Opera

James Clayton dives into an aria from Don Giovanni for this week’s edition of the WA Opera’s Ghost Light Opera series. Every Saturday night the West Australian Opera releases a clip of a performer singing a well known aria. The series takes it name from a ghost light – the single light left on the […]

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Ghost Light Opera delivers some classic Verdi

Ghost Light Opera delivers some classic Verdi

This week Paul O’Neill returns to the WA Opera’s Ghost Light Opera series to sing La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto. He is accompanied by Tommaso Pollio. Every Saturday night the West Australian Opera releases a clip of a performer singing a well known aria. The series takes it name from a ghost light – […]

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Fiona Campbell and Emma Matthews deliver an opera classic

Fiona Campbell and Emma Matthews deliver an opera classic

This week for the WA Opera’s Ghost Light Opera series Fiona Campbell and Emma Matthews sing Duo Des Fleurs from Lakmé accompanied by Tommaso Pollio. The flower duet from Lakmé, set early in the opera and revealing nothing more than two girls picking flowers, has become one of the most well-known pieces of music on the […]

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West Australian Opera’s Ghost Light Opera delivers Pagliacci

West Australian Opera’s Ghost Light Opera delivers Pagliacci

The West Australian Opera has released the first of their Ghost Light Opera series with Paul O’Neill singing Vesti la Giubba from Pagliacci. The opera by Ruggero Leoncavallo first premiered in 1892 and is the only one of the composers works that is still regularly performed. The opera is usually presented as a double-bill alongside Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro […]

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WA Opera heads to The Pinnacles

WA Opera heads to The Pinnacles

The West Australian Opera will be returning to The Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park for a very special show on Saturday 4th April. The company strives to be the opera company for all Western Australians. In keeping with its commitment to provide access to opera in regional and remote areas, they’ll b delivering Opera […]

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Review | Hansel and Gretel was magical fun for all the family

Review | Hansel and Gretel was magical fun for all the family

Hansel and Gretel | Supreme Court Gardens | 22nd Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ WA Opera presented their annual Opera in the Park event on Sunday night and it was a fun and frolicking affair with Hansel and Gretel.  Performed in English, the opera is a light hearted and comical telling of the Grimm brothers classic fairytale, […]

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Tim Finn prepares to deliver his first opera with ‘Star Navigator’

Tim Finn prepares to deliver his first opera with ‘Star Navigator’

Without doubt one of the biggest cultural events on the calendar for 2020 is the West Australian Opera’s production of Star Navigator, a new work by musician Tim Finn. The brand new opera, Finn’s first, was commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera and supported by the state government of Western Australia. […]

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WA Opera’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ is a box office sell-out success

Sweeney Todd | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 20th July SOLD OUT  | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ WA Opera’s staging of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street has been rewarded with a sell-out season before the curtain even rose on the opening night performance. The tale of the barber who ruthlessly murders […]

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