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Review | ‘Macbeth’ is a visually rich and emotional experience

West Australian Opera: Macbeth | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 26 October| ★ ★ ★ ★  The West Australian Opera’s production of Verdi’s opera adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a visually stunning and emotional experience.  While the work is devoid of Shakespeare’s beautiful language, the Italian opera makes up for it in raw emotional, a beautiful score […]

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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 | The Cunning Little Vixen is hilarious but flawed

Review | The Cunning Little Vixen is hilarious but flawed

The Cunning Little Vixen | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 28th April| ★ ★ ★ ½ The WA Opera have boldly staged a work which outside the usual predictable repertoire. Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen is set in a forest and is filled with woodland creatures and forest inhabitants.  While most operas are performed in German, French […]

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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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Ginava brings a little opera to Drag Factory

Ginava brings a little opera to Drag Factory

Some drag stars like to do Cher or Kylie, many do Liza, they can excel with a tune by Britney. Other dig a little deeper and pull out something from the classics. The Court Hotel became quite sophisticated during Drag Factory on Wednesday night when Ginava took to the stage with a little number from […]

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Opera In The Park 2016: Gianni Schicchi

Opera In The Park 2016: Gianni Schicchi

One of the most anticipated cultural events of the season, Opera In The Park, will be returning in 2016 with Puccini’s comic opera, Gianni Schicchi. The piece will be performed in Perth’s Langley Park under the stars in association with the West Australian Opera. Gianna Schicchi is an opera that has it all: betrayal, love, […]

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Exciting Developments for West Australian Opera

Exciting Developments for West Australian Opera

The Board of Western Australia announced that Brad Cohen has been appointed as the organisation’s new Artistic Director. West Australian Opera Chairman Terry Bowen shared his excitement about the decision. ““Brad has worked with West Australian Opera as a guest conductor over a number of years and will continue its reputation as one of the […]

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