City of Perth Opera in the Park, Hansel and Gretel. Image by Base Imagery
Wesfarmers Arts’ Principal Partnership underpins the ongoing sustainability and vitality of WAO and has enabled significant achievement by the state opera company. This mantel reinforces Wesfarmers as the leading corporate supporter of the arts in Western Australia with a demonstrated leadership position in Australia.
Access and Community Partner
Lotterywest's support gives WAO more opportunities to engage our community and provide unique cultural experiences for audiences by reducing barriers to participation and increasing accessibility and engagement with new audiences.
City of Perth
City of Perth's Opera in the Park brings the community together for a shared operatic performance and has become an iconic WA arts event. Since its inception in 1991, the event has grown to become one of Perth’s largest cultural events, attracting a capacity crowd and enabling community members from all walks of life to participate in cultural life.
Through the power of song and voice WAO aims to reach across social and economic barriers to encourage healthier lives for WA communities. In partnership with Healthway, WAO’s education and community program reaches out across to all corners of the community and the diversity of the program provides opportunities for individuals to connect through the power of the human voice.
Opera in the Regions Partner
Minderoo enables WAO's Opera in the Regions, a purpose-driven opera program that aims to increase accessibility to the arts in regions. In doing so, Opera in the Regions drives positive social change and foster inclusiveness, participation and cohesion by delivering a new, exciting, relevant and accessible arts program to these communities.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre support WAO with rehearsal spaces for the Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci season.