Creative Partnerships



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 continues in 2014 with a new presentation of Verdi’s Otello – a ground breaking international collaboration between six opera companies from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.


Otello (2014) by Giuseppe Verdi

Cape Town Opera, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, 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. Rehearsal Director 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