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  • A COVID opera: WA Opera’s ‘The Telephone’
    Podcasts

    A COVID opera: WA Opera’s ‘The Telephone’

    17 December 2020

    2020 was the year we all discovered Zoom. In this final podcast from the Seesaw Lounge, West Australian Opera’s Music Director Chris van Tuinen discusses how the company staged a COVID comedy about the way we attempt to connect over technology.

    Reading time • 3 minutesMusic
  • A girl floats through the air, her flowing white skirt billowing behind Launching bravely into 2021
    Features

    Launching bravely into 2021

    27 November 2020

    Nobody knows what 2021 will hold but as Western Australia’s major arts organisations launch their programmes for next year David Zampatti discovers a mix of bravery and caution that bodes well for our artists and their audiences.

    Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts
  • a man leans over a woman trapped on a day bed A beautiful but chilling return to live opera
    Reviews

    A beautiful but chilling return to live opera

    23 October 2020

    The West Australian Opera has returned to the stage with a stellar local cast but Rosalind Appleby says the beauty doesn’t mask the darkness in ‘Cosi fan tutte’.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Lachlann Lawton as Ben, in The Telephone. A behind the scenes shot of 'The Telephone', featuring Lachlann Lawton, as Ben. He wears a white chef's hat and is adding a layer to what appears to be a precariously balanced wedding cake, surrounded by tiny wooden figurines. Far from a rotary phone
    Features

    Far from a rotary phone

    7 July 2020

    While its characters aren’t communicating clearly, West Australian Opera’s exciting digital offering, The Telephone, is saying plenty. Ara Jansen gets dialling.

    Reading time • 7 minutes
  • Pandemic pivot for opera
    Podcasts

    Pandemic pivot for opera

    5 May 2020

    The West Australian Opera has been one of the state’s first arts organisations to adapt their content during the COVID 19 crisis. Rosalind Appleby talks to music director Chris van Tuinen about how the organisation is faring.

    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
  • Sam Dundas is a compelling, humane Ned Kelly. Photo Toni Wilkinson A man with a beard, in a waistcoat, shirt and scarf, with a gun. The colours he wears are sombre. What did you say, Ned?
    Reviews

    What did you say, Ned?

    17 February 2019

    Perth Festival review: Lost and Found Opera, Ned Kelly ⋅ No.1 Mill, Jarrahdale, February 15 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ Ned Kelly as an opera succeeds on…

    Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
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