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  • More room needed for musical magic
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    More room needed for musical magic

    21 February 2021

    Freeze Frame Opera’s adaptation of Dvorak’s Rusalka has some golden comic moments but was hampered by venue limitations at its Perth Festival season, writes Rosalind Appleby, with junior reviewer Bethany Stopher.

    Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival
  • seven musicains and singers in costume lean against the tray of a spotlit Bedford truck Opera essentials from the back of a truck
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    Opera essentials from the back of a truck

    10 August 2020

    “At a time when we can only dream of overseas holidays, Freeze Frame Opera reminds us that art, music, memory and culture keep us connected,” says Tiffany Ha. “You won’t even need to change out of the sweats and Ugg boots you’ve been wearing the past five months.”

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • Two singers stand on stage with musicians playing harpsichord, cello and violin Pure Handel
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    Pure Handel

    5 August 2020

    Perth’s baroque royalty come together for this Freeze Frame Opera performance. But can you have too much Handel? Bourby Webster finds out.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • Two well dressed women sing from the back of a ute, with a plan playing piano on the lawn nearby Operatic ANZAC tribute
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    Operatic ANZAC tribute

    25 April 2020

    Rosalind Appleby discovers how street opera is helping West Australians mark special occasions and connect with their neighbours during this emotional time.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • man plays cello on youtube The show goes on in isolation
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    The show goes on in isolation

    20 March 2020

    Even in isolation there are ways to enjoy the arts. Rosalind Appleby and David Zampatti have compiled a list to get you through the weekend.

    Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art
  • Harriet Marshall (Tosca) and James Clayton (Scarpia) Photo Robert Frith Operatic thriller
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    Operatic thriller

    10 June 2019

    Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Tosca ⋅ Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds, June 8 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Tosca is opera’s closest thing to a thriller. Puccini’s late romantic opera…

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • Pagliacci Extreme makeover for opera
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    Extreme makeover for opera

    13 June 2018

    Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Pagliacci · Camelot Theatre, Mosman Park, 9 June · Reviewed by Tiffany Ha · There’s been a steadily growing buzz around Freeze…

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio