West Australian Opera at the WACA Postponed
We feel terribly for all the artists, production crew and companies behind Carmen after the large-scale arena spectacular at the WACA Ground will not proceed as part of Perth Festival 2022.
West Australian Opera was to present Carmen with the full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra on 25 and 26 February.
“West Australian Opera has a long and celebrated history presenting works as part of Perth Festival, with Carmen being the much-anticipated latest chapter.” Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage said.
Festival Executive Director Nathan Bennett added: “We appreciate the public health measures designed to keep everyone COVID-safe. Our top priority at Perth Festival is the safety of our audiences and the general public, who are all making sacrifices for the shared benefit of our community.”
Though some shows could not proceed in this year’s Festival, we still have many free and ticketed events for people to enjoy in COVID-safe venues across music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film and literature from 11 February to 6 March. We encourage everyone to check out our program at perthfestival.com.au
Ticket holders for Carmen will be notified directly. There is no need to contact the box office.
Perth Festival looks forward to safely welcoming our audiences to celebrate our amazing artists and stories throughout the three-week Festival under the theme of Wardan (Ocean).
Under WA’s updated Safe Transition Plan, the Festival will be working closely with the relevant authorities and implementing all COVID-safe requirements to protect our staff, artists, patrons and the wider community.
We remind everyone to get double-vaccinated (and a third dose when eligible), and to have their proof of vaccination and ID ready to present upon entry to applicable venues and events. Please see our COVID-safe page here.
Perth Festival runs 11 February – 6 March 2022. Lotterywest Films is currently running until 3 April 2022.