West Australian Opera is proud to be your state Opera company, resident at our home of His Majesty's Theatre Perth. Experience the passion, power and artistry of Opera your way and join us for a West Australian Opera performance or event.

Playlist Series

Join us each week for our Playlist Series where a company member, artist or special guest will compile a playlist of their choice.

14 Apr, 2020 - 31 Dec, 2020

Podcast Series

Tune in for the WAO Podcast series hosted by Music Director Chris van Tuinen. Each month Chris will welcome special guests to discuss all things opera; from ‘behind the scenes’ moments to ‘meet the artists’ spotlights.

14 Apr, 2020 - 8 Dec, 2020


Singing for Children

WAO is proud to offer singing classes just for kids! With the support of Healthway and the message Act-Belong-Commit we are able to bring you Act-Belong-Commit Singing for Children free of charge.

1 May, 2020 - 3 Jul, 2020

Presented by WAO and Visit Perth

Cooking with Opera

From the Tosca tart to the Peach Melba, there are many iconic culinary delights that were inspired by some of the greatest operatic works and prolific composers.

14 Jun, 2020 - 19 Jul, 2020

The Telephone

West Australian Opera is proud to present a digital adaptation of the short, one-act comic opera The Telephone by Gian Carlo Menotti.

9 Jul, 2020 - 30 Sep, 2020

Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

Cav & Pag

The classic pairing of these one-act operas, often known as ‘Cav & Pag’, are celebrated as the birth of verismo, a style of music drama, depicting the crude passions of everyday people rather than the exploits of kings, queens and gods. Emotions run high in these two tales that will resonate with you for their powerful raw depictions of everyday life, in all its heartbreaking and beautiful complexities.

18 Jul, 2020 - 25 Jul, 2020


The Nightingale

An exciting and unique collaboration between six companies, The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen the opera tells of an Emperor of China who is enchanted by the singing of a nightingale in his garden.

3 Oct, 2020 - 4 Oct, 2020


Cosi fan tutte

A cast that perfectly combines youthful vigour, superb acting and stylish singing this season promises to showcase a world class production and extraordinary performances married on the beautiful stage of His Majesty’s Theatre.

24 Oct, 2020 - 31 Oct, 2020

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