• Matthew Lester as Beppe, Paul O'Neill as Canio, Emma Matthews as Nedda, Simon Meadows as Tonio in Pagliacci.Pic JamesRogers Three men and a woman are posed around a small flight of steps; each is gesturing dramatically, three to the central man who has his arm raised and his mouth open as though mid-sing. The men wear casual cream suits, that look like they're made of linen, the central man wears an 80s style brown leather jacket. The woman wears a fitted red jacket and a long and full black skirt. Everyday tales of love and murder

    Everyday tales of love and murder

    21 July 2021

    Love, lust, betrayal and murder are all a part of “everyday life” in this highly successful double bill, writes Leon Levy.

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    Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

    30 June 2021

    Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
  • hazy orange light bathes a conductor, orchestra and soloists. Behind the stage organ pipes glow in the light Collaboration brings out the best

    Collaboration brings out the best

    17 May 2021

    Stuffy traditions are pushed aside in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah which Sandra Bowdler says is brought to life with imagination and solid musical values.

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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

    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.

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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

    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.

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  • 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

    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.

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  • A COVID opera: WA Opera’s ‘The Telephone’

    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.

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  • Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020

    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.

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