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  • Jesse Chester-Browne and Amy Yarham in a scene from Freeze Frame Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel'. Two actors dressed in khaki and green scout/guides uniforms look at a gumball machine. The glass bowl of the machine is filled with bright glowing strands of light and it is topped with a miniature gingerbread house Classic fairytale gets a modern twist
    Kids

    Classic fairytale gets a modern twist

    9 May 2022

    Freeze Frame brings opera to a new generation with a light-hearted performance of an old favourite Hansel and Gretel, writes young writer Bethany Stopher

    Reading time • 5 minutesOpera
  • A man in a dressing gown rubs his head while a woman in long ruffled pink skirt emerges from a wardrobe with bolt cutters over her shoulder. Wedding of wit and beauty
    Reviews

    Wedding of wit and beauty

    25 October 2021

    The sublime and the ridiculous sit side by side in West Australian Opera’s delightful The Marriage of Figaro, says Rosalind Appleby

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir Massive Mozart
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    Massive Mozart

    13 September 2021

    Mozart’s Mass in C minor is one of his more sublime masterpieces, but its impact was somewhat mitigated by unbalanced forces, says Sandra Bowdler

    Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
  • More room needed for musical magic
    Reviews

    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
  • a man leans over a woman trapped on a day bed A beautiful but chilling return to live opera
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    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

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