West Australian Opera
Summer nights in Perth set the stage for searing passions in Spain, as Carmen takes over the hallowed turf at the WACA Ground.
In a large-scale outdoor arena spectacular, Bizet's indisputable masterpiece will be performed by over 150 singers and musicians, with full lighting and costume, on a purpose-built stage filled with dazzling projections on the iconic WACA square. The scene of so many epic conflicts will play host to the loves, betrayals, celebrations and tragedies of one of opera's greatest stories.
Carmen is a bold, daring, working class woman, living life as a free spirit. She sets her sights on Escamillo inciting jealousy in her powerful lover Don José. She hatches a plan to end this epic love triangle and gain her freedom, but will the fiery Carmen outsmart Don José or will her betrayal lead to shocking consequences?
Bask in Bizet's glorious music as Australia's finest singers bring to life this well-loved story through arias such as the famous ‘Habanera’ and the ‘Toreador's Song’ with tremendous local talent from the West Australian Opera Chorus, WAO Children's Chorus and the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.
ComposerGeorges BizetConductorDane LamDirectorStuart MaunderVideo & Lighting DesignerSean McKernanChorus MasterChristopher van TuinenChildren's Chorus MasterHugh LydonFrench Language CoachHelen BrownRepetiteurTommaso PollioCarmenAshlyn TymmsDon JoséPaul O'NeillEscamilloJosé CarbóMicaëlaPrudence SandersFrasquitaEmma PettemeridesMercédèsBrigitte HeuserMoralèsLachlann LawtonEl DancaïroMark AldersonZunigaJake BigwoodEl RemendadoMatt Reuben James WardWAO ChorusWAO Children's ChorusWest Australian Symphony Orchestra
West Australian Opera
West Australian Opera was established in 1967 and has been Western Australia’s only full-time, professional opera company for over 50 years. The company presents operas drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire and is involved in the commissioning and development of new work. West Australian Opera offers an annual subscription season of main stage productions as well as operatic events in metropolitan and regional Western Australia. The company has a strong education and community program, including Wesfarmers Arts Singing Classes, library events, school excursions and incursions, makeup workshops and behind-the-scenes opportunities. It is an incorporated association with a board of eight directors, chaired by Andrew Pascoe. The Executive Director is Carolyn Chard AM and the Artistic Director is Chris van Tuinen.
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|Time & Location||
Fri 25 – Sat 26 Feb
Gates open 5.30pm | Performance starts 7.30pm WACA Ground, WACA Ground Gate 2, Nelson Crescent, East Perth
3hrs including interval
Eligible for package discount
Sung in French with English surtitles
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|Special Seating Package||
THE BRADMAN ROOM
From 6PM | Friday 25 & Saturday 26 February 2022
Join us for the ultimate event experience as The Bradman Room is transformed by flavors and flair of Spain. Be treated to delicious Spanish inspired pre-show and interval hospitality (*cold, hot canapes and bowl items), cocktail on arrival, all-inclusive beverages throughout the event and the best seats in the house for this spectacular opera performance.
Tickets $250 per person and can be purchased here.
|Stay COVID Safe||
It's a condition of entry to register your attendance at our venues.
Please note: In line with WA's Safe Transition Plan, you must be double vaccinated to attend this performance and you will be required to show proof of vaccination.
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