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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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Matthew Lester as Beppe, Paul O'Neill as Canio, Emma Matthews as Nedda, Simon Meadows as Tonio in Pagliacci.Pic JamesRogers Three men and a woman are posed around a small flight of steps; each is gesturing dramatically, three to the central man who has his arm raised and his mouth open as though mid-sing. The men wear casual cream suits, that look like they're made of linen, the central man wears an 80s style brown leather jacket. The woman wears a fitted red jacket and a long and full black skirt. Everyday tales of love and murder
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Everyday tales of love and murder

21 July 2021

Love, lust, betrayal and murder are all a part of “everyday life” in this highly successful double bill, writes Leon Levy.

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A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir A choir that knows how to party
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A choir that knows how to party

26 May 2021

The UWA Choral Society are still going strong at 90, says Leon Levy who witnessed their musical celebration.

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An aerial photo of a crowd of thousands under lights in a park surrounded by high rise buildings Park opera still on song after 30 years
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Park opera still on song after 30 years

27 February 2021

The exceptional talents of some of our great opera stars turned Opera in the Park’s 30th Anniversary Gala into a transcendent experience, Rosalind Appleby discovered.

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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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Asher Fisch conducts the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Fisch comes full circle
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Fisch comes full circle

1 December 2019

Review: West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem ⋅
Perth Concert Hall, 29 November ⋅
Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio