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  • Red streamers fall onto the stage and the cast who are costumed in red Spanish-influenced outfits. A window to sunny Seville
    Reviews

    A window to sunny Seville

    19 April 2021

    Fancy a COVID-safe trip to Spain? West Australian Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville does not fail to delight, says Sandra Bowdler, despite some uneven spots.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • 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
  • 100 orchestral musicians on stage and 100 choristers in the choir stalls Orchestra returns in full force
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    Orchestra returns in full force

    5 October 2020

    The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has returned to the stage, bringing the blast of sunshine we needed after a long dark year. Rosalind Appleby reviews the first concert back at the Perth Concert Hall.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • A woman in black and white suit leans against a window The COVID wheel of fortune
    Features

    The COVID wheel of fortune

    3 August 2020

    Perth conductor Jessica Gethin comes full circle as she makes her debut with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in what will be an emotional return to the stage. Rosalind Appleby reports.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
  • James Clayton as Macbeth. Photo James Rogers a king spotlit on a dark stage, with witches in the shadows Magnificent Macbeth
    Reviews

    Magnificent Macbeth

    21 October 2019

    Review: West Australian Opera, Macbeth ⋅
    His Majesty’s Theatre, 19 October ⋅
    Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • Don Giovanni kneels opposite Zerlina A magnificent night at the opera
    Reviews

    A magnificent night at the opera

    21 October 2018

    Review: West Australian Opera, Don Giovanni · His Majesty’s Theatre, 20 October · Review by Leon Levy · The conductor Hans Richter, when asked to nominate…

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
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