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West Australian Opera

Wundig wer Wilura

By Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Wundig wer Wilura Fri 9 – Thu 15 Feb His Majesty's Theatre $30 – $99
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Fri 9 – Thu 15 Feb at His Majesty's Theatre, from $30 – $99

A Perth Festival Commission

Award-winning songwriters and storytellers and Perth Festival favourites Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse bring more Noongar magic to the stage with the world premiere of their opera Wundig wer Wilura.

How far would you go for love? Wundig was a handsome young man, a good hunter and much-loved member of the Hills people. Wilura was a beautiful young woman, adored by her family, the Grass people. Wundig wer Wilura is the Dreaming story of two star-crossed lovers whose souls are banished to Mt Brown and Mt Bakewell in York.

Following their celebrated debut Noongar opera Koolbardi wer Wardong Gina and Guy return to the operatic stage, once again under the direction of Matt Reuben James Ward. All the elements of great opera are here in this story of family and connection, obligation, rebellion, love and betrayal with catastrophic consequences. Delight in the music, experience the beauty of the language of this land and fall in love with the characters in this epic production.

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Arrangement & Orchestration
Dr Chris Stone
Aaron Wyatt
Matt Reuben James Ward
Ian Wilkes
Set Designer
Matt McVeigh
Costume & Cultural Props Designer
Peter Farmer Designs
Costume & Cultural Props Associate Designer
Rae Cottam (Supported by Bruce & Charmaine Cameron)
Lighting Designer
Mark Howett
Sound Designer
Jeremy Turner
Jarred Wall (Wundig) & Jess Hitchcock (Wilura)
West Australian Symphony Orchestra
Time & Location

Fri 9 – Thu 15 Feb

Fri & Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm | Tue – Thu 6.30pm His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth / Karboordup


1 hour and 30min

  • A Reserve

    • Adult: $99
    • Concession: $95
    • Festival Club: $89.10
    • Under 40: $50
  • B Reserve

    • Adult: $79
    • Concession: $75
    • Festival Club : $71.10
    • Student Special: $50
    • Under 40: $30
  • C Reserve (restricted view)

    • Adult: $49
    • Student Special : $30
    • Under 40: $30
  • Audio Description Tue 13 Feb 6.30pm
  • Tactile Tour before the performance on Tue 13 Feb

Contains haze or smoke effects and strobe lighting.
Performed in Noongar with English surtitles.
Age Recommendation: 12+ Adult Themes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this work may contain images and sounds that relate to people who have passed away.
Performance is subject to a strict lockout and latecomers will only be admitted at a suitable break.

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  • All music composed by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse © 2020 Wanjoo Pty Ltd. All rights administered by Perfect Pitch Music Publishing (APRA), on behalf of Wanjoo Pty Ltd, All rights reserved. Used by permission.
  • Supported by City of Perth
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