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  • Dayana Hardy Acuna as Giselle, Oscar Valdes as Albrecht with the dancers of West Australian Ballet in Giselle (2021). Photo by Bradbury Photography In the white tutu of the a Wili, Dayana Hardy Acuna holds an arabesque en pointe, leaning on the shoulder of Oscar Valdes who kneels in front of her. To their right is a line of white tutu clad Wilis. Romantic tale transcends the centuries
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    Romantic tale transcends the centuries

    14 May 2021

    West Australian Ballet’s 2021 season of Giselle demonstrates that this 180 year old ballet still has the capacity to touch audience’s hearts, says Kim Balfour.

    Reading time • 7 minutesDance
  • A young performs as violin soloist in front of an orchestra, with a young male conductor on the podium Young guns debut with orchestra
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    Young guns debut with orchestra

    10 May 2021

    Two emerging Australian talents join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra for a performance Claire Coleman says was well prepared and coolly controlled.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Red streamers fall onto the stage and the cast who are costumed in red Spanish-influenced outfits. A window to sunny Seville
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    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 woman with short dark hair holds mallets in her hand as she plays toms and a marimba, behind her is the back of the conductor as he faces the orchestra Heroic women in hefty concert
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    Heroic women in hefty concert

    12 April 2021

    Wonder woman Claire Edwardes was the star of the night with a monumental performance with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. And Tiffany Ha says there’s room for plenty more classical music heroines.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • A choir and orchestra dressed in black fill a wooden concert hall stage Easter (Oratorio) arrives in Perth
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    Easter (Oratorio) arrives in Perth

    1 April 2021

    The St George’s Cathedral Consort expands the musical horizon for West Australians in this Holy Week collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • A concert for these times
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    A concert for these times

    7 March 2021

    The West Australian Symphony Orchestra was reunited with principal conductor Asher Fisch for their 2021 season opener, and Rosalind Appleby says it was a performance that spoke of hope.

    Reading time • 6 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
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    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
  • Unadulterated adoration
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    Unadulterated adoration

    22 February 2021

    Can Tim Minchin ever put a foot wrong? For Apart Together, David Zampatti joined a rapturous home crowd cheering on the return of their Golden Boy.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
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