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Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore

4 Sep 2014
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.
WAO - The Magic Flute - MR FINAL

The Magic Flute

21 Jul 2014
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.
Terry Bowen

New Chairman for West Australian Opera

2 May 2014
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.
Opera in Albany

OPERA IN ALBANY

17 Apr 2014
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.
Tosca Opera in the park

TOSCA CITY OF PERTH’S OPERA IN THE PARK

10 Dec 2013
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.
Otello

OTELLO

12 Nov 2013
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.
La Baheme

LA BOHEME

2 Sep 2013
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.
Don Govanni

DON GIOVANNI

18 Apr 2013
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.
La Traviata

LA TRAVIATA

15 Mar 2013
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 overseas.
Opera in Education

ACCESS ALL ARIAS Opera in Education

24 Jan 2013
West Australian Opera is proud to announce Access All Arias, the opera in education program for 2013. Terasa Letizia, Education Coordinator, offers five opportunities for students to discover how an opera company works and experience the joy and excitement of opera.

 

Media Coverage

 

The Magic Flute Interviews

Community News & Alexander Lewis, 30 June 2014

The West & Daniel Sumegi, 2 July 2014

 

The Magic Flute Reviews

The West Australian, 17 July 2014

Australian Stage, 19 July 2014

Stage Whispers, 19 July 2014

Out in Perth. 17 July 2014

100% Rock, 16 July 2014

WA Today, 21 July 2014

 

New Chairman for West Australian Opera

The West Australian, 1 May 2014

 

WEST AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

The West Australian, 26 April 2014

 

Otello

The West Australian, 6 February 2014

 

2014 West Australian Opera Season

The West Australian, 16 October 2013

 

La Boheme

The Sunday Times, 13 October 2013

The Post, 2 November 2013

 

Don Giovanni

The West Australian, 18 July 2013

 

La Traviata

The West Australian, 11 April, 2013