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  • Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
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    Cream of the crop 2021

    15 December 2021

    Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • A man is seated at a harpsichord with a cellist and violinist and three singers Baroque brilliance in Fremantle
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    Baroque brilliance in Fremantle

    15 November 2021

    Freeze Frame Opera brings together Australia’s leading exponents of Baroque music for what Sandra Bowdler says is an exquisite opera concert.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • Pictured top: Brett Peart, Brigitte Heuser, Ava Charleson, Robert Hofmann, Ruth Burke in 'Angels & Devils'. Photo supplied A man in a nightgown sits on a bed, surrounded by a 4 other cast members Romantic thrills and spills
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    Romantic thrills and spills

    23 August 2021

    Freeze Frame Opera’s “Angels & Devils” presents unlikely opera repertoire in an unusual venue and Sandra Bowdler says it offers a night of good fun and great singing.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A line of opera singers in formal wear against a limestone wall The implausible made possible
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    The implausible made possible

    14 June 2021

    A duet for cats, death by avalanche, dying while singing – the cast from Freeze Frame Opera’s “The Impossibles” deliver implausible operatic moments with gusto, says Sandra Bowdler.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • 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

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