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.
in a new collaboration, and a new model of joint commissioning, we are proud to announce West Australian Opera have joined with Victorian Opera and New Zealand Opera to commission Star Navigator, a new work from Tim Finn, OBE. More information can be found here
Through two collaborations with Perth International Arts Festival, we present to Perth audiences two landmark operas in 2015: Anthony Minghella’s Madama Butterfly and The Rabbits, with Kate Miller-Heidke, based on the enchanting children’s book written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan.
Through the Opera Conference (Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia and West Australian Opera) we present David McVicar’s Faust.
MADAMA BUTTERFLY (2015)
English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Lithuanian National Opera production presented by Perth International Arts Festival in association with West Australian Opera.
Directed by Anthony Minghella, Revival Director Sarah Tipple
An Opera Conference Production based on the co-production by Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Opéra de Lille, and Fondazione Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste.
Directed by David McVicar, Revival Director Bruno Ravella
THE RABBITS (2015)
A Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Opera Australia co-production in association with West Australian Opera.
Commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival and Melbourne Festival.
Composed by Kate Miller-Heidke, directed by John Sheedy, Libretto by Lally Katz
Cape Town Opera, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, New Zealand Opera, State Opera of South Australia and Victorian Opera.
Directed by Simon Phillips
West Australian Opera, ThinIce, Perth International Arts Festival and Opera Australia.
Directed by Matthew Lutton
PETER GRIMES (2010)
West Australian Opera, Perth International Arts Festival, Opera Australia, Houston Grand Opera and the Australian Youth Orchestra.
Directed by Neil Armfield
THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE (2007)
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