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Jesse Chester-Browne and Amy Yarham in a scene from Freeze Frame Opera's 'Hansel and Gretel'. Two actors dressed in khaki and green scout/guides uniforms look at a gumball machine. The glass bowl of the machine is filled with bright glowing strands of light and it is topped with a miniature gingerbread house Classic fairytale gets a modern twist
Kids

Classic fairytale gets a modern twist

9 May 2022

Freeze Frame brings opera to a new generation with a light-hearted performance of an old favourite Hansel and Gretel, writes young writer Bethany Stopher

Reading time • 5 minutesOpera
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

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
A man in a tailcoat conducts an orchestra and choir Massive Mozart
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Massive Mozart

13 September 2021

Mozart’s Mass in C minor is one of his more sublime masterpieces, but its impact was somewhat mitigated by unbalanced forces, says Sandra Bowdler

Reading time • 4 minutesMusic
More room needed for musical magic
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More room needed for musical magic

21 February 2021

Freeze Frame Opera’s adaptation of Dvorak’s Rusalka has some golden comic moments but was hampered by venue limitations at its Perth Festival season, writes Rosalind Appleby, with junior reviewer Bethany Stopher.

Reading time • 8 minutesPerth Festival
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’.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic

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