Young Leaders Circle

Presented in partnership with Herbert Smith Freehills.

As a part of our ongoing commitment to the cultural sector of Western Australia, we are teaming up with Herbert Smith Freehills for the inaugural year of the Young Leaders Circle.

Members of the Young Leaders Circle will attend three exclusive events with notable Perth corporate leaders and network with other young business professionals who understand the value of the arts. Members will receive two A reserve tickets to West Australian Opera’s performance of Carmen on July 26, 2018, including a pre-show reception.

“Through West Australian Opera’s Young Leaders Circle, we hope to encourage the next generation of leaders to support our state’s artistic future. Opera is a unique art form that uses the unamplified human voice to tell stories – these stories are all enriched by the unique backgrounds we bring to this experience. As the Ambassador for the Young Leaders Circle, it would be my pleasure to welcome you and to encourage you to engage with the arts in Western Australia.” – Yannis Vrodos, Young Leaders Circle Ambassador and Herbert Smith Freehills

For further information on registering, contact Tanner Davies, Development and Marketing Coordinator, at or 08 9278 8905.


  • Access to high level corporate network (through membership events and attendance at WAO events) across various industries and sectors.
  • Opportunity for professional development through networking events.
  • Opportunity for personal development through increased understanding of philanthropic environment for the arts in Western Australia.
  • Opportunity to engage with state opera company amongst like-minded peers.
  • Opportunity to access special discounts, deals and invitations to other West Australian Opera events.



Join us for a lunch session to discuss the importance of supporting the arts and culture industry in a progressed society. Our discussion will be lead by Mario D’Orazio, Managing Director of Channel Seven Perth, longtime supporter of the arts, and West Australian Opera Board Member.

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Location: Herbert Smith Freehills


To gain a deeper understanding of who is directly affected by arts philanthropy, join us for a breakfast session with Lindy Hume, director of our production of Carmen and tenor Paul O’Neill.

Date: Thursday 12 July 2018
Location: Herbert Smith Freehills


There are many ways to support the arts philanthropically including individual giving, foundations and trusts, and sitting on arts boards. Learn about what you can do now and how you can plan for your future involvement through a panel discussion hosted by Andrew Pascoe, current West Australian Opera Board Chairman.

Date: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Location: Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Note: food will be served at each of the events.
  • Price: $ 500.00
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  • Please note that $250 of each membership purchased will be processed as a donation to the West Australian Opera, for which you will receive a tax receipt.
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