WEST AUSTRALIAN OPERA AND QANTAS ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP
4 Feb 2015
West Australian Opera is very proud to announce that Qantas is the Official Airline Partner of the state opera company. The partnership will facilitate West Australian Opera in bringing artists to Western Australia.
West Australian Opera Announces New Artistic Director
30 Jan 2015
The Board of West Australian Opera today announced the appointment of Brad Cohen as Artistic Director.West Australian Opera Chairman Terry Bowen said he was delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Cohen who would bring extensive local and international experience to the role, a strong involvement in the commissioning and performance of new music, and direct experience of contemporary opera presentation platforms including television.
City of Perth’s Opera in the Park – The Barber of Seville
28 Jan 2015
City of Perth’s much anticipated Opera in the Park will be presented on Friday 6 March in Supreme Court Gardens. Rossini’s comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville is presented in association with West Australian Opera, Lotterywest and Healthway (with the message alcohol.think.again).
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.
In a new collaboration, and a new model of joint commissioning, we are proud to announce that three Australasian opera companies West Australian Opera, Victorian Opera, and New Zealand Opera have come together to commission a new work from Tim Finn, OBE.
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.