OPERA IN THE REGIONS (50th anniversary year initiative) 4 performances, 2300 participants This free event series was made possible with support from the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest and the Royalties for Regions program, Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts, Minderoo Foundation, Healthway with the message Alcohol.Think Again. Each concert was presented in an iconic venue in Western Australia: • Opera in The Pinnacles • Opera in Greenough presented by alcohol.thinkagain • Opera at Shinju Matsuri (Broome) • Opera in the Valley of the Giants (Walpole) West Australian Opera was overwhelmed by the response to this concert series which was warmly received by all who attended and participated. A highlight for the company was the integration between community volunteers, performers, production and management. The weather was perfect and access to the venue was really easy. There was a wonderful atmosphere amongst the giant karri trees - the trees were lit with varying colours and looked spectacular. The artists were exceptional and the audience response was amazing. Even the kookaburras joined in - it was so funny. I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed the evening, sitting in comfort listening to these delightful artists.