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Juan Carlos Osma as Prince Desiré and Alexa Tuzil as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Bradbury Photography copy A female ballerina in an elaborate tutu is held by a male ballet dancer. He clasps her around her waist and her legs are both airborne, one bents and one extended vertically.Her torso angles downwards, so that her shape is a graceful arc. Too many soft centres in chocolate box ballet
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Too many soft centres in chocolate box ballet

22 November 2021

If you have a sweet tooth when it comes to ballet then Javier Torres’s Sleeping Beauty should satisfy, says Kim Balfour. But if you’re looking for reinvention rather than convention, you won’t find it here.

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A woman in black suit holding a conductor's baton is flanked by two women in light pink ball gowns, in front of a star-specked backdrop Singers bring a whole new world to Perth
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Singers bring a whole new world to Perth

7 October 2021

Two sopranos capitalise on COVID with a business partnership that is bringing Disney stardust to Perth. Claire Coleman talks with Amy Manford and Genevieve McCarthy to find out more.

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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.

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A conductor directs an orchestra rehearsal A musical reunion
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A musical reunion

8 August 2020

After five months of practising at home the West Australian Symphony Orchestra gathered this week for their first full rehearsal since lockdown. Rosalind Appleby witnessed the joyful reunion.

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A woman in black and white suit leans against a window The COVID wheel of fortune
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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.

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Jessica Gethin leads James Huntingford and the PSO through AN orchestra and conductor in a cathedral setting acknowledge applause Mozart plus some
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Mozart plus some

18 October 2019

Review: Perth Symphony Orchestra, ‘Mozart by Candlelight’ ⋅ St George’s Cathedral, 17 October ⋅ Review by Sandra Bowdler ⋅ The Perth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jessica Gethin, has been in …

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