Opera is all about heart. But, in 2019, West Australian Opera is digging even deeper. The surprising theme behind our season is…blood. Blood is life-force, symbol, power, and passion…just like the best opera.
In 2019, we put four blood types
under the microscope:
• The sign of approaching death (La traviata).
• The family ties of a warring couple to their daughter (The Magic Flute).
• The price taken in gleeful revenge for past wrongs (Sweeney Todd).
• The stain which can never be rubbed clean (Macbeth).
At West Australian Opera, we tell stories through the power of the singing human voice. And, as always, our stories are about the experience of being human – our passions, our peril, and our pleasures.