Opera Stories

 

Smarter than Smoking: An Intro to Opera

 

West Australian Opera and Healthway, promoting the Smarter than Smoking message, are pleased to launch this new video featuring two West Australian Opera artists, Emma Pettemerides, soprano and James Clayton, baritone. Emma and James give us an intro to opera singing and highlight the importance of a healthy body and lungs to their performance.

 

Remember, opera singers and anyone who’s serious about performing are always Smarter than Smoking. 

 

Visit http://www.smarterthansmoking.org.au 

 

 

 

Tosca, Opera in the Park 2014,

 

The last prop has been packed, and the set has been struck – The Magic Flute is over.  Take a moment to revisit our wonderful presentation of Tosca from February 2014 with this highlights video from City of Perth’s Opera in the Park. Douglas McNicol as Scarpia provides the dramatic soundtrack from the climax of Act 1.

 

 

 

The Magic Flute

 

As Sarastro, in West Australian Opera’s The Magic Flute, Daniel Sumegi displays the sonorous depth to his extraordinary voice, in great contrast to Milica Ilic’s stratospheric Queen of the Night. Daniel discusses some of the techniques used to create his booming bass sound, which is sure to thrill Perth audiences in the coming weeks!

 

 

 

The Queen of the Night aria reaches the highest note in any opera, a high F! Milica Ilic who sings this role in our upcoming production, shared a few of her secrets with Brad Cohen, conductor, and gives us a sneak peak demonstration in this video. You must agree, she really is amazing!

 

 

 

James Clayton, who plays Papageno in The Magic Flute talks about how he created the panpipes he will use in our production of The Magic Flute.

 

 

 

 

City of Perth – Winter Arts

 

West Australian Opera is proud to be a part of the City of Perth’s 2014 Winter Arts Festival with our production of The Magic Flute. Created to breath life into the city during the colder months, the festival is a great way be entertained. Wesfarmers Young Artists Sarah Guilmartin and Caitlin Cassidy were invited to take part in the filming of the two promotional videos below as they feature as First and Third Lady in The Magic Flute.

 

 

      

 

The Joy of Music

 

Early in 2014, West Australian Opera visited a group home of our charity partner Nulsen, an organisation that focuses on the care of people with profound intellectual and physical disabilities.  The performance by Wesfarmers Young Artists Sarah Guilmartin and Caitlin Cassidy, and West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director Joesph Colaneri brought immense joy to the residents.

 

 

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