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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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Opera in the Park brings ‘La traviata’ to Supreme Court Gardens

Opera in the Park brings ‘La traviata’ to Supreme Court Gardens

Opera in the Park returns to the City of Perth in 2019 with West Australian Opera’s production of the Verdi classic La traviata. La traviata tells the story of Violetta, a courtesan with a tragic secret. When she encounters the charming Alfredo, who is besotted with her, Violetta sees the chance for a new life with […]

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Review | WA Opera doesn’t shy away from the dark side of Don Giovanni

Review | WA Opera doesn’t shy away from the dark side of Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni | His Majesty’s Theatre | til Oct 27 | ★ ★ ★ ★  West Australian Opera’s 2018 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni brings life to the legend of the fictional libertine Don Juan, ultimate seducer. This tragi-comedy follows the life of a dark, seductive anti-hero working his way through the women of Europe in the […]

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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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