Naomi Johns as Desdemona (Otello 2023), supported by The Roberts Emerging Artist Program. Photo by West Beach Studio

Enriching lives through opera.

West Australian Opera has been captivating audiences for more than 55 years. We strive to share the power of opera through experiences that leave our audiences spellbound and enchanted. This is made possible with the support of our generous patrons who believe in the transformative power of music to speak to the heart and soul.

West Australian Opera is a registered non-for-profit charity and your donation plays a significant leading role. Each contribution brings a note of music to life, supports developing young talent, brings world class opera to the stage, takes opera in the regions and lets voices soar in schools across WA. 

We invite you to join our ensemble of generous patrons and share in our dream to enrich lives through opera. 

However you choose to support West Australian Opera, we thank you for your kind generosity and shared purpose.

Join our cast of supporters by donating online or if you would prefer to donate via mail please download this form

Thank you to our donors

The Roberts Emerging Artist Program

Bruce & Charmaine Cameron

Jock & Kate Clough
Dr Robert Larbalestier AO
Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann
Margaret & Rod Marston
Leanne & Sam Walsh AO
Anonymous (1)

Stewart Candlish & Bianca Panizza
Warwick Hemsley AO
The Estate of Robert Kimpton
Francis Landels
Yuko Lucas
Dr Bryant Macfie
Annie & Neil Patrick
Dr Peter Simpson OAM
Helen & Michael Tuite

Gaysie Atkinson
Neil Archibald & Alan R. Dodge AM
Lorraine Ellard
Catherine Ferrari
Eleanor John
Dr Maria Kailis
Patrick Lilburne
M.A & F.A Newman
Bill & Barbara Reid
Kerry Sanderson AC CVO
Ruth Thorn
Joy Wearne
Anonymous (2)

Dr Carol Anderson
Cathy Bardon & Bob Cassie
Prof Colin Binns AO & Dr Mi Kyung Lee OAM
David & Lois Black
Christine Burson
Joan Carney
Helen Carroll
Frank Cooper AO
Christene & Peter Dalla Riva
Tim & Wendy Davis
John & Ann Dawson
Dr Graham Douglas & Brian Lindberg
Michelle & Bill Edwards
Robyn Edwards
Thomas Gerner
Dr Rosalind Hampton
Harry Hansen-Knarhoi
Steven Heath
Dr Penny Herbert
Luke Hoare
Kathryn Hogan & Graham Droppert
Ross & Fran Ledger
Andreas W. Merk
Cathy & Cian Noonan
Karen Parfitt
John Paterson
Jennifer Rankin
Wayne Robinson
Glenice Shephard
Kim & Keith Spence
Robyn Tamke
Clare Thompson SC and Brad Power
Tessa Tieleman
Agatha van Der Schaaf
Gail Spiers
Yannis Vrodos
Dr Chris & Mrs Vimala Whitaker
Anonymous (10)

Tom & Mary-Anne Aram
Danielle & Myles Barlow
Ron and Sue Bates
Carolyn Chard AM
Dr Douglas Clifford
Robert Clifton
Janina Ivy Cusack
Peter Eadington
Peter Edwards
Peter Flanigan & Rosemary Grigg
Sue Foster
Dr Barry Green
V. Harvey
Enid Hopps
Vivienne Jagger
Dr Susan M Joubert
Jock & Jennifer Laurie
Warren & Gillian Lilleyman
Allison Low
Dr Hamish McGlashan
Liane Papaelias
Roger Paterson
Mary Petrie
Lindsay & Suzanne Silbert
Steve & Jane Sherwood
Diane Smith-Gander AO
Jan & Alan Stewart
Margaret Stockton
Ruth Stratton
Warren & Katharina Surtees
Sue Thomas
Leonard Walker
Diana Warnock & the late Bill Warnock
Peter & Hilary Winterton
Alison Woodman
Anonymous (4)

DONORS ($200+)
Thank you to all our donors who support us and help us create and present world-class opera in Western Australia.

LIFETIME RECOGNITION 
Thank you to our donors for their continued, significant contributions to the State Opera Company
Neil Archibald & Alan R. Dodge AM
Warwick Hemsley AO
The Kimpton Family
The Kailis Family 
Dr Robert Larbalestier AO
Annie & Neil Patrick
Helen & Michael Tuite
The Roberts Emerging Artist Program
Anonymous (1)

ANDREW FORREST AO
NICOLA FORREST AO
The generous gift of FMG shares supports a strong and vibrant arts sector in Western Australia.

BEL CANTO FUND
Thanks to the leadership donors of the Bel Canto Fund.

BEQUEST CIRCLE
Cassandra Charlick & Stepan Libricky
Anita & James Clayton
Lorraine Ellard
Shane Pavlinovich
Ailsa West
Anonymous (5)

ESTATES
The Estate of Wendy Scanlon
The Estate of Clive Wannell
The Estate of Joyce E Young 

All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible, and every gift will assist us our work.

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