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  • A man in a rust-coloured collared shirt stands with his hands folded under the sign Boucla Cafe Discover your operatic palette
    Q&A

    Discover your operatic palette

    1 April 2021

    What’s the most decadent cultural experience you can think of? The West Australian Opera have launched their 2021 Cooking with Opera series which brings together the opulence of opera with luxury food. Daniele Foti-Cuzzola shares more about this highly indulgent program currently unfolding in Subiaco.

    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
  • An aerial photo of a crowd of thousands under lights in a park surrounded by high rise buildings Park opera still on song after 30 years
    Reviews

    Park opera still on song after 30 years

    27 February 2021

    The exceptional talents of some of our great opera stars turned Opera in the Park’s 30th Anniversary Gala into a transcendent experience, Rosalind Appleby discovered.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • 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
  • Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020
    Features

    Cream of the crop 2020

    9 December 2020

    It feels more important than ever to celebrate the arts in 2020. And so, in spite of the challenges faced by the arts community this year, we are thrilled to bring you Seesaw’s annual ‘Cream of the Crop’ round-up, in which we ask our writers to reflect on the year that was and the year to come.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
  • 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
  • Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Jenny Simpson Awesome insights
    Podcasts

    Awesome insights

    3 September 2020

    Jenny Simpson has launched the 2020 Awesome Festival during COVID-19 and it feels a bit like jumping out of an aeroplane. In this podcast Rosalind Appleby talks with the festival’s CEO and artistic director about the challenges and delights of planning the program.

    Reading time • 2 minutesMulti-arts
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