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Secure your favorite seats ahead of time and purchase extra tickets for family & friends at subscription prices. 


We can exchange your tickets to the same WAO performance free of exchange fees. (Tickets must be exchanged in person at His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office at least 24 hours prior to the performance & are subject to availability)


Subscribe to two or three operas and we can process your subscription in instalments. (First instalment due at time of purchase, subsequent installments 2 weeks prior to each opera. A one off service fee of $7.20 will apply. Pay as you go only available for bookings made in person at His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office).


As a subscriber take advantage of ticket offers from by West Australian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Ballet, Black Swan State Theatre Company and Musica Viva. Just mention you are a West Australian Opera subscriber at time of booking.


Meet members of the cast and creative team at our Intro to Opera events. Register your attendance by emailing administration@waopera.asn.au


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The hero image represents the journey of past and the future – the past (her baroque inspired hair is full and head thrown back; filled with memories) and the future (looking up toward the sky; looking forward to infinite possibility; eyes on the ‘50’) and the unique environment (landscape images; ocean; gathering clouds).

A beautiful image based in creativity and imagination; representing the beauty of opera that is seen by the eye and heard by the ear.

The concept consists of a number of elements combining to build a story of the company – where it is today and where it has come from:

The background is a beautiful image of the West Australian coastline showcasing the drama of the Indian Ocean. A view from the beach looking out at the horizon. In the foreground is a woman looking up to the sky.

The image has been created to express the journey that the company has taken since its foundation; a voyage from the past to the present. The past is represented in the historic references of the hair which relate to a period gone by which aligned itself with Opera. The present is represented in the manner the shot has been taken and developed in the style of a fashion shoot combining contemporary make up and styling. This melding of the past into the present aims to bridge the gap and maintain a relevance to a broader market than a simple traditional opera image could achieve.

The neck has been exaggerated to emphasise the voicebox; the journey of the voice and the position of her lips just above the water line has been placed to reinforce the importance of the mouth as an amplifier of the voice. These subliminal cues are layered to build strength and a unique powerful image.

The figure glances up to the top right at the name of the company purposely drawing attention to this area and reinforcing the logotype for the 2017 celebrations. This logotype has been established to maximise awareness of this milestone and will run in tandem with the hero image throughout the campaign (the company logo is still used as required).

The layering of imagery represents the many layers involved in producing an opera (from planning to rehearsing to moving to the theatre to adding the orchestra)

In summary its a surreal connection to the notion of ‘voyage’, of WAO’s arrival at 50, and the journey opera takes audiences on. The figure relates to the feminine character of ships; the floating dreamlike state of sailing; and the powerful engine room. There is a duality, a unity, a precision, and balance. The image speaks of history but is not dictated by a trend or timeframe. The lips sitting just above the waterline are defiantly powerful, confidently drawing breath and feeding the engine room below.

Carolyn Chard
General Manager
Danielle Ierace
Marketing Manager