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The artistry of cinema and opera collide in this exciting Opera Film Festival presented by West Australia Opera. Throughout the decades some of cinema’s most acclaimed and beloved films have introduced filmgoers to the world of opera.

To celebrate WAO’s 2021 opera season, we invite you to learn more about opera’s impact in cinema.

Each session opens with a short discussion on the operatic moment featured in the film including its contribution as a defining moment, creating relevance beyond beautiful music. Enjoy a specially matched glass of premium Voyager wine* as you rediscover the power and passion of cinema.

Hear the aria live and then sit back to enjoy the feature length film in the comfort of the luxurious Palace Cinemas, Raine Square.

Supported by Voyager Estate.

TICKETS INCLUDE

  • Matched glass of premium Voyager wine* (or soft drink)
  • Small popcorn
  • Pre screening discussion and live aria performance
  • Admission to feature length film

We recommend arriving at 6.30pm to enjoy your refreshments in the Palace Cinemas Champagne Lounge before promptly taking your seats in the cinema. 

*18+ patrons only

UPCOMING SESSIONS

SOLD OUT - Tuesday 22 June 2021 - Life is Beautiful / La Vita e Bella (1997)

  • Featured opera moment in the film | Belle nuit, ô nuit d'amour, The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Featured live aria performance | Barcarolle, The Tales of Hoffmann, performed by Wesfarmers Arts Young Artists Brianna Louwen and Chelsea Kluga
  • Featured Voyager wine* | 2019 Sauvignon Blanc Semillon | Tasting notes here
  • Rating M | Adult themes
  • 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
  • Starring Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini.
  • Directed by Roberto Benigni.
  • In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido, a carefree Jewish book keeper, imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank.

Tuesday 29 June 2021 - Pretty Woman (1990)

Book Tickets

  • Featured opera moment in the film | La Traviata
  • Featured live aria performance | Sempre Libera, La Traviata, performed by Pia Adriana Harris
  • Featured Voyager wine* | 2020 Sparkling Chenin Blanc | Tasting notes here
  • Rating M | Occasional coarse language, Adult concepts
  • 1h 59min | Comedy, Romance
  • Starring Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Jason Alexander.
  • Directed by Garry Marshall.
  • A very successful lawyer hires a beautiful and unlikely streetwalker. An attraction develops between the two as they try to bridge the gap between their worlds.

 

PAST SESSIONS

Tuesday 8 June 2021 - The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1991)

  • Featured opera moment in the film | Intermezzo, Cavalleria rusticana
  • Featured live aria performance | Voi lo sapete, Cavalleria rusticana performed by Wesfarmers Arts Young Artist Chelsea Burns
  • Featured Voyager wine* | 2017 Girt By Sea Cabernet Merlot | Tasting notes here
  • Rating M | Occasional violence, coarse language
  • 2h 42min | Crime, Drama
  • Starring Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, Sofia Coppola, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire.
  • Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
  • In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimise his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young.

Tuesday 15 June 2021 - The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  • Featured opera moment in the film | Sull'aria, The Marriage of Figaro 
  • Featured live aria performance | Sull'aria, The Marriage of Figaro performed by Prudence Sanders and Lisa Harper-Brown
  • Featured Voyager wine* | 2017 Girt By Sea Cabernet Merlot | Tasting notes here
  • Rating MA15+ | High level coarse language, medium level violence
  • 2h 22min | Drama
  • Starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton.
  • Directed by Frank Darabont.
  • A formerly successful banker is a prisoner in Shawshank jailhouse and befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.

Book Tickets

 

*18+ patrons only

Event and ticketing details

Dates & Times

8 June, 2021 Tuesday - 6.30pm Foyer opens, 6.50pm Doors open, 7pm Live aria performance and introduction, 7.10pm Film commences
15 June, 2021 Tuesday - 6.30pm Foyer opens, 6.50pm Doors open, 7pm Live aria performance and introduction, 7.10pm Film commences
22 June, 2021 Tuesday - 6.30pm Foyer opens, 6.50pm Doors open, 7pm Live aria performance and introduction, 7.10pm Film commences
29 June, 2021 Tuesday - 6.30pm Foyer opens, 6.50pm Doors open, 7pm Live aria performance and introduction, 7.10pm Film commences

Location

Palace Cinemas

Top Level, Raine Square, 300 Murray Street, Perth 6000

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