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  • Lachlann Lawton as Ben, in The Telephone. A behind the scenes shot of 'The Telephone', featuring Lachlann Lawton, as Ben. He wears a white chef's hat and is adding a layer to what appears to be a precariously balanced wedding cake, surrounded by tiny wooden figurines. Far from a rotary phone
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    Far from a rotary phone

    7 July 2020

    While its characters aren’t communicating clearly, West Australian Opera’s exciting digital offering, The Telephone, is saying plenty. Ara Jansen gets dialling.

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    Reading time • 7 minutes
  • A man opens his arms in welcome Kids sing along
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    Kids sing along

    15 May 2020

    WA Opera singer Perry Joyce invites children into the world of opera singing, and Seesaw’s junior reviewers join in.

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    Reading time • 4 minutes
  • Pandemic pivot for opera
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    Pandemic pivot for opera

    5 May 2020

    The West Australian Opera has been one of the state’s first arts organisations to adapt their content during the COVID 19 crisis. Rosalind Appleby talks to music director Chris van Tuinen about how the organisation is faring.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
  • a photo of a brightly gallery, seen from someone's computer Green shoots and silver linings
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    Green shoots and silver linings

    1 April 2020

    David Zampatti offers this week’s virtual arts guide, with some tantalising local and international offers.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • A man at a desk, gesturing in conversation Navigating opera by the stars
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    Navigating opera by the stars

    11 March 2020

    Tim Finn talks to Ara Jansen about swimming, music and his opera Star Navigator, which will be premiered by WA Opera this month.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars
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    Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars

    29 February 2020

    Rosalind Appleby finds the contemporary themes of Alison Croggon’s new libretto sit comfortably in Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Beauty and bewilderment
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    Beauty and bewilderment

    25 February 2020

    Tiffany Ha praises Hansel and Gretel, despite some questionable production aspects.

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    Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
  • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Cream of the crop 2019
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    Cream of the crop 2019

    13 December 2019

    Which shows were Seesaw writers’ favourites this year? What were the highlights and lowlights for the arts in WA? And which artists will our contributors be looking out for in 2020? As 2019 draws to a close, Seesaw writers reflect on the year that was and the year that will be.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
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