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WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times
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WASO plays a symphony for tumultuous times

21 March 2022

Tchaikovsky’s ‘Sixth Symphony’, or the ‘Pathetique’, has always carried a sense of darkness, which makes WASO’s performance of the composer’s final work perfect for these uncertain times, writes Rosalind Appleby.

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A man in a dressing gown rubs his head while a woman in long ruffled pink skirt emerges from a wardrobe with bolt cutters over her shoulder. Wedding of wit and beauty
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Wedding of wit and beauty

25 October 2021

The sublime and the ridiculous sit side by side in West Australian Opera’s delightful The Marriage of Figaro, says Rosalind Appleby

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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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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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The Queen of the Night (Christina Poulitsi) and Pamina (Iwona Sobotka). Photo: Toni Wilkinson, Huge projection of a spider, towering over a tiny person as blood drips down the walls. Opera at its most transformative
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Opera at its most transformative

21 February 2019

Perth Festival review: Komische Oper Berlin, Barry Kosky & 1927, ‘Mozart’s The Magic Flute’ ·
His Majesty’s Theatre February 20 ·
Review by Ron Banks ·

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio