Since 2010 West Australian Opera has broadcast City of Perth’s Opera in the Park from Perth to regional venues throughout the state. Thanks to Lotterywest, Healthway through the Alcohol.Think Again message, the Department of Regional Development, the Community Resource Network and Westlink, regional audiences are able to watch free live opera on-screen in their community.
Anyone with access to Westlink Regional Satellite TV Channel 602 is able to tune into the simulcast to watch Opera in the Park live from Perth.
The regional simulcast enables long time opera fans, or first-timers just being introduced to the artform, to experience the beauty of live world-class opera.
Contact your local Community Resource Centre (details here) or book a FREE ticket at one of the below regional venues.
Albany Entertainment Centre
Book at the AEC Box Office (limit of 4 tickets per person)
Ph: 9844 5005
Information: 9192 3199 (Sun Cinemas)
Tickets available from the venue ticket office
New Lyric Theatre
Book at BREC Ticketing
Ph: 1300 661 272
Carnarvon Civic Centre
Ph: 9941 4200
Tickets available from the Civic Centre or the Visitors Centre (21 Robinson St).
Esperance Civic Centre
Ph: 9083 1566
QEII Seniors and Community Centre
Tickets available from www.queensparktheatre.com.au, the Civic Centre, the Geraldton Regional Library and the Geraldton Visitor Centre.
Goldfields Arts Centre
Ph: 9021 0999 (Box Office open Mon-Fri 10am-3pm)
Margaret River Cultural Centre
Ph: 9758 7316 (Box Office open Mon-Fri 10am – 4pm)
Ph: 9041 3295
Tickets available from Cummins Theatre, the Central Wheatbelt Visitor Centre (Merredin) or the Shire of Merredin.
Moora Performing Arts Centre
Information: 9651 0000 (Shire of Moora)
Corner of Lake and James Streets
No bookings required
No bookings required.
Information: 9181 3301 or www.ashburton.wa.gov.au
Matt Dann Theatre and Cinema
Ph: 9158 9368 (Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm)
Simulcast time and duration:
8:00pm On-screen speeches commence.
8:15pm One-act opera for 55 minutes. There is no interval.
9:10pm Curtain calls.
9:25pm Approximate conclusion time.
In 2016 the Opera in the Park will be Gianni Schicchi by Puccini. This opera features one of the world’s most popular arias, ‘O mio babbino caro’. The comedy takes place over one day, when a family’s greedy inheritance plans are disrupted. Cunning trickery is everything in this story; only the young lovers remain blissfully ignorant of the scheming around them. Puccini’s final completed opera is a loving tribute to Italian theatrical and musical tradition.
The opera is sung in Italian, with English subtitles on the bottom of the screen.