West Australian Opera celebrates its 50th anniversary

Celebrate West Australian Opera's 50th Anniversary in 2017 by taking out a season subscription - tickets now on sale.

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In 2017 West Australian Opera is proud to celebrate 50 years of opera in Western Australia by offering a three-opera season of spectacular classics:


The 2017 Season opens with Puccini’s Tosca. This traditional production from New Zealand Opera directed by Stuart Maunder comes to His Majesty’s Theatre complete with gorgeous grand set designed by Jan Ubels, beautiful costumes by Elizabeth Whiting and captivating lighting by Jason Morphett.

The Merry Widow

The second production in the 2017 Season will be The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. This classic tale of love, money, opportunism – and, of course, mistaken identities – has enthralled audiences since it was first performed and is now widely regarded as the most popular Viennese operetta of all time. This brand new Opera Conference production directed by Graeme Murphy will premiere in Perth.

Lucia di Lammermoor

The year concludes with the epic tragedy, Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti’s dramma tragico set in the untamed lowlands of medieval Scotland. This story of star-crossed lovers caught up in the vicious cycle of honour and revenge between their feuding families was the breakthrough for Australia’s Dame Joan Sutherland; and is now a similar stepping-stone for a new generation of Australian singers led by Emma Pearson in the title role.

Subscriptions to the 2017 season are now on sale



Get in early and reserve the best seats in the house for a year of high-quality opera with West Australian Opera at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth.

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