The Nightingale

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

ABOUT THE SHOW

Presented in association with the AWESOME Festival, Co:3 Australia, WA Youth Orchestra and WA Young Voices.

The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy. Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen theĀ  opera tells of an Emperor of China who is enchanted by the singing of a nightingale in his garden.

The Emperor of China convinces the nightingale to sing for him but when the Emperor of Japan arrives with the gift of a mechanical nightingale, he becomes obsessed with his new toy and the real nightingale flies away.

Struck down by illness and with his mechanical nightingale now broken, the Emperor begs the nightingale to return and sing for him again. She agrees, but on the condition that she is allowed to sing for all the people, both the high and low born.

SUNG IN ENGLISH

CAST

West Australian Opera
Co:3 Australia

WA Youth Orchestra
WA Young Voices

Event and ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

3 October, 2020 Saturday - 11:00am, 2.00pm
4 October, 2020 Sunday - 11.00am , 2.00pm
Duration 50 minutes no interval

Location

His Majesty's Theatre

825 Hay Street

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