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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
Reviews

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 leans over a woman trapped on a day bed A beautiful but chilling return to live opera
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A beautiful but chilling return to live opera

23 October 2020

The West Australian Opera has returned to the stage with a stellar local cast but Rosalind Appleby says the beauty doesn’t mask the darkness in ‘Cosi fan tutte’.

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100 orchestral musicians on stage and 100 choristers in the choir stalls Orchestra returns in full force
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Orchestra returns in full force

5 October 2020

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra has returned to the stage, bringing the blast of sunshine we needed after a long dark year. Rosalind Appleby reviews the first concert back at the Perth Concert Hall.

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
A woman in black and white suit leans against a window The COVID wheel of fortune
Features

The COVID wheel of fortune

3 August 2020

Perth conductor Jessica Gethin comes full circle as she makes her debut with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in what will be an emotional return to the stage. Rosalind Appleby reports.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
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James Clayton as Macbeth. Photo James Rogers a king spotlit on a dark stage, with witches in the shadows Magnificent Macbeth
Reviews

Magnificent Macbeth

21 October 2019

Review: West Australian Opera, Macbeth ⋅
His Majesty’s Theatre, 19 October ⋅
Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅

Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
Reading time • 5 minutesMusic

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Cleaver Street Studio

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