The West Australian Opera 2015 Season will deliver an excitingly diverse program enhanced by a range of partnerships developed by the company across a number of years. West Australian Opera is justifiably proud of its history of successful collaboration with other companies, with Opera Conference and with the Perth International Arts Festival and this collaborative spirit continues in 2015.
West Australian Opera will conclude its 2014 Season on a high note with the presentation of Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi. Il Trovatore has it all: an arresting plot, high drama, trickery, ultimatums and betrayals - all intertwined with some of Verdi’s most soaring arias and inspiring choruses.
West Australian Opera will present The Magic Flute, one of the most elegant and charming operas written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This opera's wide ranging plot lines include drama, comedy, magic, tests of love and friendship.
At its recent Annual General Meeting West Australian Opera announced Mr Terry Bowen, Finance Director of Wesfarmers Limited, as its new Chairman. Mr Bowen succeeds Warwick Hemsley who retires as Chairman after four years in the position but remains on the Board.
In keeping with its commitment to regional Western Australia and the fostering of community engagement, West Australian Opera will travel to the Great Southern to present Opera in Albany, a series of performance events focusing on remembrance, school-based learning and the promotion of opera as a vibrant, living art-form.
City of Perth continues its annual presentations of Opera in the Park in an
association with West Australian Opera that now extends over two decades. In
2014, one of Puccini’s greatest operas, Tosca, will be performed against the
backdrop of Perth’s beautiful skyline.
The West Australian Opera’s contribution to the Perth International Arts Festival program for 2014 will be epic in all respects: Verdi’s powerfully dramatic opera, Otello, presented through a tri-national, coproduction involving six opera companies from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. This operatic masterwork has not been performed in Perth previously; and is an ideal production to open the 2014 Festival.
West Australian Opera has chosen the perfect opera to round out its well-received
2013 Season “The Year of the Divo”. The Puccini masterpiece La Bohème brings
the lives and loves of a group of rag-tag Parisian bohemians to the stage with all the
drama and emotion that has entrenched this opera as one of the most loved and
performed of all the composer’s works.
West Australia Opera’s 2013 Season ‘The Year of the Divo’ continues with the presentation of Mozart’s greatest opera, Don Giovanni, with ‘divo’ Teddy Tahu Rhodes making a welcome return to the Perth stage in the title role.
Celebrating the ‘Year of the Divo’ in this bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Verdi, West
Australian Opera presents the iconic Verdi masterpiece, La Traviata. The love story of a
beautiful Parisian courtesan continues to resonate with audiences, both in Australia and