NEW OPERA WORKS
West Australian Opera is committed to building artistic collaborations which are critical in presenting challenging new works that stand as a testament to success, excellence and innovation of the opera art form.
This history of artistic collaboration will continue in 2014 when a new presentation of Verdi's Otello - a groundbreaking international collaboration between six opera companies from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa comes to fruition.
To find out more about this collaboration or how you can support the Perth presentation in 2014, please call us on 9278 8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Otello (2014) by Guiseppe Verdi
Cape Town Opera, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, NBR New Zealand Opera, State Opera of South Australia and Victorian Opera. Directed by Simon Phillips, Assisted by Matthew Wild.
Elektra (2012) by Richard Strauss
West Australian Opera, ThinIce, Perth International Arts Festival and Opera Australia. Directed by Matthew Lutton.
Peter Grimes (2010) by Benjamin Britten
West Australian Opera, Perth International Arts Festival, Opera Australia, Houston Grand Opera and the Australian Youth Orchestra. Rehearsed by Tama Matheson.
The Love of the Nightingale (2007) by Richard Mills
West Australian Opera, Perth International Arts Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Opera Queensland, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and Victorian Opera. Directed by Lindy Hume.
West Australian Opera is one of 28 major performing arts companies across the country that is a member of The Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG).
AMPAG, formed in 1999, identifies where Governments can act effectively to support business performance - and enhance the art - of its member companies. It works to secure additional funding and long-term commitment to Australia's artistic vibrancy. For more information visit www.ampag.com.au
Special thanks to the team that responded beautifully to the creative brief for 'Year of the Divo' – for your creativity and positive energy that produced a series of portraits of the leading male characters in our operas programmed for 2013. Bravo!
Creative Direction Paul O'Connor | Photography Frances Andrijich and Fiona Hoy Hair and Make-up Hendra Widjaja and Fitria Adiwibowo | Chadwick Models Dirk Van Der Merwe, Zach Graham, Patrick Fell, Adam Erceg and Ben Hollings