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Jesse Chester-Browne and Amy Yarham in a scene from Freeze Frame Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel'. Two actors dressed in khaki and green scout/guides uniforms look at a gumball machine. The glass bowl of the machine is filled with bright glowing strands of light and it is topped with a miniature gingerbread house Classic fairytale gets a modern twist
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Classic fairytale gets a modern twist

9 May 2022

Freeze Frame brings opera to a new generation with a light-hearted performance of an old favourite Hansel and Gretel, writes young writer Bethany Stopher

Reading time • 5 minutesOpera
An outdoor stage with rock wall and trees behind. On the stage are four singers dressed in contemporary clothes. One actress is posing in front of a table while another crouches to record her on a phone La Boheme – a modern day opera
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La Boheme – a modern day opera

12 March 2022

Freeze Frame Opera are the arts community’s first responders, says Rosalind Appleby. And they have done it again, with a production of La Boheme that couldn’t be more pertinent.

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Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
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Cream of the crop 2021

15 December 2021

Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
A man is seated at a harpsichord with a cellist and violinist and three singers Baroque brilliance in Fremantle
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Baroque brilliance in Fremantle

15 November 2021

Freeze Frame Opera brings together Australia’s leading exponents of Baroque music for what Sandra Bowdler says is an exquisite opera concert.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Pictured top: Brett Peart, Brigitte Heuser, Ava Charleson, Robert Hofmann, Ruth Burke in 'Angels & Devils'. Photo supplied A man in a nightgown sits on a bed, surrounded by a 4 other cast members Romantic thrills and spills
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Romantic thrills and spills

23 August 2021

Freeze Frame Opera’s “Angels & Devils” presents unlikely opera repertoire in an unusual venue and Sandra Bowdler says it offers a night of good fun and great singing.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A line of opera singers in formal wear against a limestone wall The implausible made possible
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The implausible made possible

14 June 2021

A duet for cats, death by avalanche, dying while singing – the cast from Freeze Frame Opera’s “The Impossibles” deliver implausible operatic moments with gusto, says Sandra Bowdler.

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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.

Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival
seven musicains and singers in costume lean against the tray of a spotlit Bedford truck Opera essentials from the back of a truck
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Opera essentials from the back of a truck

10 August 2020

“At a time when we can only dream of overseas holidays, Freeze Frame Opera reminds us that art, music, memory and culture keep us connected,” says Tiffany Ha. “You won’t even need to change out of the sweats and Ugg boots you’ve been wearing the past five months.”

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Two singers stand on stage with musicians playing harpsichord, cello and violin Pure Handel
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Pure Handel

5 August 2020

Perth’s baroque royalty come together for this Freeze Frame Opera performance. But can you have too much Handel? Bourby Webster finds out.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Two well dressed women sing from the back of a ute, with a plan playing piano on the lawn nearby Operatic ANZAC tribute
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Operatic ANZAC tribute

25 April 2020

Rosalind Appleby discovers how street opera is helping West Australians mark special occasions and connect with their neighbours during this emotional time.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic

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