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

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.

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

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.

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man plays cello on youtube The show goes on in isolation

The show goes on in isolation

20 March 2020

Even in isolation there are ways to enjoy the arts. Rosalind Appleby and David Zampatti have compiled a list to get you through the weekend.

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Harriet Marshall (Tosca) and James Clayton (Scarpia) Photo Robert Frith Operatic thriller

Operatic thriller

10 June 2019

Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Tosca ⋅ Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds, June 8 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Tosca is opera’s closest thing to a thriller. Puccini’s late romantic opera…

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Pagliacci Extreme makeover for opera

Extreme makeover for opera

13 June 2018

Review: Freeze Frame Opera, Pagliacci · Camelot Theatre, Mosman Park, 9 June · Reviewed by Tiffany Ha · There’s been a steadily growing buzz around Freeze…

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio