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Review | ‘Tosca’ tells classic tale of jealousy, lust and corruption

Review | ‘Tosca’ tells classic tale of jealousy, lust and corruption

Tosca | His Majesty’s Theatre | til July 23 | ★ ★ ★ ½  Warning: This review contains mentions of suicide and sexual assault. First performed in 1900, Tosca, a three act opera was the fifth opera written by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. During an era when the western world was undergoing great social, technological, and […]

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Review | WA Opera shift perspective in reimagined ‘Iolanta’

Review | WA Opera shift perspective in reimagined ‘Iolanta’

Iolanta | His Majesty’s Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ½  WA Opera’s world premiere production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta shows this one act opera through the eyes of the blind heroine. In collaboration with DADAA and WA’s blind and vision impaired community, the libretto has been re-written to incorporate lived experience of a person who cannot see […]

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WA Opera & Perth Festival postpone arena spectacular ‘Carmen’

WA Opera & Perth Festival postpone arena spectacular ‘Carmen’

Perth Festival and West Australian Opera have announced their grand production of the iconic Carmen will be delayed. West Australian Opera was to present Carmen with the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra on 25 and 26 February. “West Australian Opera has a long and celebrated history presenting works as part of Perth Festival, […]

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WA Opera forced to cancel ‘Star Navigator’ for a second year running

WA Opera forced to cancel ‘Star Navigator’ for a second year running

Heartbreakingly the WA Opera has been forced to cancel the production of Tim Finn’s debut opera Star Navigator (Ihitai ‘Acei’a) for the second year running. The new work was scheduled to be performed in early August, but the closing of borders between New Zealand and Australia, due to the most recent Covid-19 outbreak on the east coast […]

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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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