Shows

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.

City of Perth Opera in the Park

Hansel and Gretel

A free event supported by Lotterywest.

Share the journey of Hansel and Gretel as they leave the warmth of home and enter the alluring dark forest where freedom soon turns to fear as the pair become hopelessly lost. A tasty gingerbread house appears and witches’ trickery follows in this cautionary tale about stranger danger. Artist Sohan Ariel Hayes (Boorna Waanginy and HOME) will transform the park using projection, light and image to make this a truly immersive experience.

22 Feb, 2020 - 22 Feb, 2020

Special Fundraising Event

Sunset Supper **SOLD OUT**

Enjoy the ultimate City of Perth Opera in the Park VIP experience.

22 Feb, 2020 - 22 Feb, 2020

West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Festival in association with West Australian Opera present

Fidelio

Beethoven’s only opera blazes with heroism. Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Fidelio is presented as a hallmark work of the 2020 Perth Festival. Featuring the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Opera Chorus and WASO Chorus with narrator Eryn Jean Norvill, this once in a generation retelling of one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music is completely unmissable.

28 Feb, 2020 - 1 Mar, 2020

WAO and Perth Observatory present

Introduction to Star Navigator Talk

West Australian Opera and Perth Observatory are proud to partner for a bespoke event that will delight opera lovers and astronomers alike. On the 250th Anniversary of his voyage, join us under the stars to discover who Captain James Cook was, how HMB Endeavour was sailed, why the transit was important and to hear of his encounter with Tupaia, the star navigator. This will be a perfect introduction to West Australian Opera’s world premiere opera concert Star Navigator.

5 Mar, 2020 - 5 Mar, 2020

Presented by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale with West Australian Opera

Opera at the Mill

Be transported through the historical timber town of Jarrahdale, bask in summer twilight and be serenaded by beautiful operatic arias

7 Mar, 2020 - 7 Mar, 2020

Tim Finn OBE

Star Navigator

This landmark event will be presented as a staged concert featuring international soloists with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in a world premiere performance.

28 Mar, 2020 - 28 Mar, 2020

Mendelssohn

Elijah

Winthrop Hall will resonate with the wonderful sounds of over 150 performers, singing from the stage, galleries and central floor, as West Australian Opera immerses audiences in glorious music for this unique event.

8 May, 2020 - 10 May, 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

Raminsh

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

Mozart

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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