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Three people stand in front of a black background holding three puppets including a human-sized crocodile with a pink feather boa Easter gig guide for kids
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Easter gig guide for kids

31 March 2021

The Easter holidays are coming and we’ve compiled a list of creative adventures for families.

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IG and FB @placeorpoint A view from the back of Hackett Hall, framed by the whale skeleton. WA’s musical richness on display
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WA’s musical richness on display

10 March 2021

Perth Festival’s second chamber music concert highlights the extraordinary talent of Western Australian musicians in a concert of intimacy and magnitude, writes Rosalind Appleby.

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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.

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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
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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.

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More room needed for musical magic
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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.

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Saved by a magical flying house
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Saved by a magical flying house

21 February 2021

The team behind Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories casts another spell with HOUSE, a heartwarming tale of humour, hope and courage that enchants Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewer Saskia Haluszkiewicz.

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Apocalyptic music strikes a chord
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Apocalyptic music strikes a chord

19 February 2021

Rachael Dease’s Hymns for End Times couldn’t be more timely for Perth audiences, writes Rosalind Appleby

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A woman with long dark hair smiles at the camera Talking opera with Penny Shaw
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Talking opera with Penny Shaw

17 February 2021

After 20 years of singing with the West Australian Opera, Penny Shaw is finally allowed to talk! The soprano is the MC for the City of Perth Opera in the Park this year and in this entertaining podcast she chats to Rosalind Appleby about life as an opera diva hosting gala events.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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