West Australian Opera's Carmen (2023). Image by Base Imagery.
Wesfarmers Arts’ Principal Partnership underpins the ongoing sustainability and vitality of WAO and has enabled significant achievement by the state opera company. This mantel reinforces Wesfarmers as the leading corporate supporter of the arts in Western Australia with a demonstrated leadership position in Australia.
Access and Community Partner
Lotterywest's support gives WAO more opportunities to engage our community and provide unique cultural experiences for audiences by reducing barriers to participation and increasing accessibility and engagement with new audiences.
Through the power of song and voice WAO aims to reach across social and economic barriers to encourage healthier lives for WA communities. In partnership with Healthway, WAO’s education and community program reaches out across to all corners of the community and the diversity of the program provides opportunities for individuals to connect through the power of the human voice.
Opera in the Regions Partner
Minderoo enables WAO's Opera in the Regions, a purpose-driven opera program that aims to increase accessibility to the arts in regions. In doing so, Opera in the Regions drives positive social change and foster inclusiveness, participation and cohesion by delivering a new, exciting, relevant and accessible arts program to these communities.
City of Perth
City of Perth supports Carmen at the WACA Ground, a production aimed at engaging people with opera and reducing barriers for participation in opera. As an arena spectacular, Carmen will enliven the City of Perth and enable community members from all walks of like to particpate in cultural life.