Creative Partnerships

 

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.

 

Through collaborations with Perth International Arts Festival and the Opera Conference group of companies in Australia, West Australian Opera are able to present to Perth audiences two landmark operas in 2015: Anthony Minghella’s staging of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and David McVicar’s realisation of Gounod’s Faust.

 

The Company also continues its commitment to the presentation of new work with The Rabbits, also in collaboration with Perth International Arts Festival. Composed and performed by Australian artist Kate Miller-Heidke and based on the enchanting children’s book written by John Marsden and illustrated by Shaun Tan.

 

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (2015)

PUCCINI

English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera and Lithuanian National Opera production presented by Perth International Arts Festival in association with West Australian Opera.

 

FAUST (2015)

GOUNOD

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)

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE

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

 

Otello (2014)

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

 

Elektra (2012)

Richard Strauss

West Australian Opera, ThinIce, Perth International Arts Festival and Opera Australia.

Directed by Matthew Lutton.

 

Peter Grimes (2010)

Benjamin Britten

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)

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.

 

 

AMPAG

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