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FREE SPIRIT THE YEAR OF THE

Opera is about stories through the power of the singing voice. And what bigger story is there, for any of us, than the kind of lives we choose to lead? Carmen, the Vixen, Don Giovanni, and the bohemians of La Bohème are all joined by one secret thread: they

each choose to live differently, to reject convention, and to make for themselves the kind of life they want. It’s this powerful theme which binds the program together for 2018: a year of rebels, of visionaries, and of free spirits.


LA BOHÈME PAUL O’NEILL IS RO DOLFO

PUCCINI

CITY OF PERTH OPERA IN THE PARK SUPPORTED BY LOTTERYWEST AND ACT-BELONG-COMMIT

West Australian Opera and the City of Perth present Puccini’s masterpiece of love and loss, La Bohème.

sight but their hopeful outlook on life is shattered as they face poverty, illness and loss.

La Bohème is the story of a group of friends and idealists, living freely as they pursue their dreams. At the heart of the story are Rodolfo and Mimi, who fall in love at first

This is an evening of beautiful melody and spine-tingling performances, touching on the heartbreaking moments in our lives which unite us all as humans.

Conductor: Brad Cohen Director: Stuart Maunder Rodolfo: Paul O’Neill Mimi: Hyeseoung Kwon Marcello: James Clayton Musetta: Taryn Fiebig Schaunard: Mark Alderson

Colline: Paull-Anthony Keightley Benoît: Matthew Lester Alcindoro: Mark Hurst Production Manager: Mandy Farmer Featuring: West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra

SUPREME COURT GARDENS / 3 FEBRUARY

FREE EVENT Bring your family and friends and a picnic to this free event.

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THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

JANÁČEK

TARYN FIEBIG IS

For the first time the passionate and vibrant music of Janáček comes to West Australian Opera with The Cunning Little Vixen. Be transported to the forest and follow the beautifully touching tale of the vixen, Sharp Ears. This opera reflects on the nature of life, the cycle of birth and death, and the connection between the world of humans and animals. The Cunning

Little Vixen is profound theatre, an enchanting experience to be enjoyed by the whole family in a new production designed by Richard Roberts and Roger Kirk and directed by Stuart Maunder under the baton of conductor Johannes Fritzsch. One of the great masterpieces of early twentieth century music, this rarely-heard opera will be staged for four performances only.

HIS MAJESTY´S THEATRE / 21, 24 , 26, 28 APRIL

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“The Cunning Little Vixen was Janáček´s personal valentine to the human condition in all its inexplicable, maddening, fierce and beautiful inconsistency” Stuart Maunder, Director

Composer: Leoš Janáček Libretto: Rudolf Těsnohlídek Stanislav Lolek Conductor: Johannes Fritzsch Director: Stuart Maunder Set Designer: Richard Roberts Costume Designer: Roger Kirk Lighting Designer: Trudy Dalgleish

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Vixen: Taryn Fiebig Fox: Rachelle Durkin Forester: James Clayton Joined by a full ensemble cast and children’s chorus. Presented by arrangement with Victorian Opera


Photo by Jeff Busby for Victorian Opera

SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra DURATION 1 hour and 30 minutes including one interval

INTRODUCTION TO OPERA TALKS FOR SUBSCRIBERS Wednesday 11 April 2018 | 6pm - 7.15pm Complimentary benefit for subscribers Bookings required administration@waopera.asn.au or 9278 8999 WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS 7pm Exhibition Area Dress Circle, His Majesty’s Theatre

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BIZET

CARMEN MILIJANA NIKOLIC IS

Proud and defiant, Carmen is a femme fatale who lives by her own rules. She draws Don José into her wild world and he falls under her spell, leaving his sweetheart, Micaëla, and his honour behind. When Escamillo, the strutting bullfighter arrives, jealousy pushes Don José to the brink. Passion

burns brightly in this fiery tale. Bizet’s greatest opera is filled with glorious music and heart-racing drama. Lindy Hume’s much-loved production will draw you into the story of power, strength, courage and love.

HIS MAJESTY´S THEATRE / 21, 24, 26, 28 JULY

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“Her most powerful tool is her brain and her belief in herself. That’s what makes her potent, dangerous and different to the other women” Lindy Hume, Director

Composer: Georges Bizet Libretto: Ludovic Halevy Henri Meilhac Conductor: Antony Walker Director: Lindy Hume Set Designer: Dan Potra Costume Designer: Vicki Feitscher Lighting Designer: Stephen Wickham Lighting realized by: Matthew Marshall

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Carmen: Milijana Nikolic Don José: Paul O’Neill Escamillo: James Clayton Micaëla: Emma Pearson Zuniga: Paull-Anthony Keightley Moralés: Sam Roberts-Smith Frasquita: Rebecca Bunn Mercédès: Fleuranne Brockway Dancaïre: Mark Alderson Remendado: Matthew Lester Lillas Pastia: Michael Loney


Photo by James Rogers for West Australian Opera

SUNG IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra DURATION 3 hours including one interval

INTRODUCTION TO OPERA TALKS FOR SUBSCRIBERS Wednesday 4 July 2018 | 6pm - 7.15pm Complimentary benefit for subscribers Bookings required administration@waopera.asn.au or 9278 8999 WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS 7pm Exhibition Area Dress Circle, His Majesty’s Theatre

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MOZART

DON GIOVANNI TEDDY TAHU RHODES IS

Don Giovanni is a promiscuous nobleman, an anti-hero in the endless pursuit of pleasure. He flouts all of society’s rules and betrays without remorse. He outrages those around him leaving despair and ruin in his wake. Eventually he pays the ultimate price for his sins and

confronts his damnation with fearless defiance to the very end. Mozart’s sublime music and dramatic truth tell a vivid tale of seduction, desire, power and freedom in this wonderful production.

HIS MAJESTY´S THEATRE / 20, 23, 25, 27 OCTOBER

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“Don Giovanni is impulsive by nature; he can be courtly and debonair as well as manipulative and daemonic” Annie Patrick, Program Notes

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto: Lorenzo Da Ponte Conductor: Brad Cohen Original Director: Göran Järvefelt Rehearsal Director: Cath Dadd Set and Costume Designer: Carl Friedrich Oberle Lighting Designer: Nigel Levings

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Don Giovanni: Teddy Tahu Rhodes Leporello: James Clayton Il Commendatore: Jud Arthur Donna Anna: Anita Watson Donna Elvira: Emma Pearson Masetto: Wade Kernot Zerlina: Rebecca Bunn


Photo by James Rogers for West Australian Opera

SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES FEATURING West Australian Opera Chorus West Australian Symphony Orchestra DURATION 3 hours including one interval

INTRODUCTION TO OPERA TALKS FOR SUBSCRIBERS Wednesday 3 October 2018 | 6pm - 7.15pm Complimentary benefit for subscribers Bookings required administration@waopera.asn.au or 9278 8999 WESFARMERS ARTS PRE-PERFORMANCE TALKS 7pm Exhibition Area Dress Circle, His Majesty’s Theatre

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CHAIRMAN

SPECIAL EVENTS

“Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.� Rossini

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Photo by Sean Finney at Voyager Estate


Add on one of West Australian Opera’s special events to your subscription package. All proceeds from these special events will support West Australian Opera.

SUNSET SUPPER Government House Gardens

Saturday 3 February | 5pm Tickets $250 per person (includes two course gourmet dinner and VIP seating in the park with hospitality). Enjoy the ultimate City of Perth Opera in the Park VIP experience. Join us in the gorgeous setting of Government House Gardens for an exclusive sunset supper before promenading to the Supreme Court Gardens for La Bohème.

Voyager Estate Gala Event Margaret River

Saturday 10 March | 7pm Tickets $750 per person (of which $350 is a tax deductible donation) This exclusive and intimate evening will be a feast for all the senses. A six course gourmet degustation hosted at Voyager Estate is matched with sublime voices from West Australian Opera to create an unforgettable evening. A sell out in 2017, tickets are very limited and will book fast.

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BRAD COHEN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

In my fourth year as Artistic Director, I welcome you warmly to our 2018 season. After the success of West Australian Opera’s fiftieth anniversary year in 2017, we looked as ever to the future of our company. And, to help us frame our discussions, we reflected on some extraordinary characters: the central roles of our four operatic productions this year. Opera celebrates a diversity of stories and styles, and in 2018 we present masterpieces from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. Puccini, Mozart, Bizet and Janáček share one thing in common: they are all master dramatists, with a powerful ability to communicate truth and story through voices and instruments. Our four operas this year are utterly distinctive, but each of them has been carefully chosen to

connect with both your ears and your heart. My Artistic Director’s pick for 2018 is The Cunning Little Vixen, Janáček’s life-affirming opera. I consider Vixen one of the greatest operas ever written, and the opportunity to bring Janáček’s music to West Australian Opera audiences for the first time is an honour. All of human (and animal) life is in this piece; it reaches out to audiences of all ages, speaking in a distinctive and enchanting voice. The live performance of opera, enjoyed with others in a shared magical space such as His Majesty’s Theatre, will always be a precious experience. We think it’s the ultimate, and I invite you to enjoy its delights with us during 2018.

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HER EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE

KERRY SANDERSON AC GOVERNOR OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

As Patron of West Australian Opera I am pleased to welcome you to the 2018 opera season. West Australian Opera is a resident company at the State’s beautiful His Majesty’s Theatre. The company is proud to perform with the West Australian Opera Chorus and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. For over twenty six years, our State opera company has presented City of Perth Opera in the Park, which is simulcast to regional communities, and this year on 3 February we will present Puccini’s masterpiece La Bohème in the Supreme Court Gardens. The 51st opera season is sure to bring delight to audiences of all ages with Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen,

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boasting a sublime score and a libretto sung in English. This production will be perfect for all patrons, families and children. I note two favourites in the season follow with Bizet’s famous Carmen in July and Mozart’s classic Don Giovanni in October. I join the Chairman in acknowledging the generous support of Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts and I thank the local, state and federal governments for their support, as well as expressing appreciation to private donors, trusts, foundations and corporate partners without whom we could not present the wonderful work that the state opera company has given us for over 50 years.


DAVID TEMPLEMAN

MINISTER FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT; HERITAGE; CULTURE AND THE ARTS

I am so excited about the 2018 season of the West Australian Opera, my first as Minister for Culture and the Arts. West Australian Opera is a key cultural institution in this State and is highly regarded by audiences in both the metropolitan and regional areas. The cultural industries are instrumental to job creation in Western Australia and will play a key role in the ongoing diversification of our economy. West Australian Opera has played an important role in our cultural development, improving community vibrancy and creating direct and indirect jobs. The company celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017 and I was particularly pleased that WAO delivered ‘Opera in the Regions’, a

regional touring series supported by the State Government, which enabled audiences to see opera concerts in the Pinnacles, Greenough, Broome and Walpole. The City of Perth Opera in the Park is a highlight each summer and, with the support of Lotterywest and Healthway, the company will present the ever-popular Puccini opera La Bohème in the Supreme Court Gardens and be simulcast live to regional centres across the State. The State Government is proud to support West Australian Opera and I wish the company every success. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018 season of West Australian Opera.

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ANDREW PASCOE CHAIRMAN

Experience a program of heart-racing opera in 2018 in the home of opera, His Majesty’s Theatre. For fifty years we have been your state opera company and we are pleased to invite you to join us in our 51st year. We have four operas to offer you including Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Puccini’s La Bohème for City of Perth Opera in the Park. Presenting opera is possible only with the support of our partners and donors led by Wesfarmers Arts, our highly valued Principal Partner.  I acknowledge and thank the Federal Government for the support it provides through the Australia Council; the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest;  local government through the City of Perth; and Healthway. The Board shares your passion for our mainstage opera productions and this will

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always remain the bedrock of our artistic vision. But we are also determined to broaden the reach of this art form and to make it accessible to a broader audience in metropolitan and regional areas. With the support of the State government we have piloted regional performances including Opera in the Pinnacles, Opera in Greenough, Opera in Shinju Matsuri and Opera in the Valley of the Giants.  These live opera experiences have been breathtaking and we are proud to innovate the way in which our company seeks to share the operatic experience throughout our State. Thank you to you, our audience. You are our strongest ambassadors: your ongoing support is critical to our success. Please subscribe to the company and also consider giving your friends and family a unique Christmas or birthday gift – tickets to the opera experience!


CAROLYN CHARD GENERAL MANAGER

Opera makes your heart beat; faster, louder, stronger. The curtain rises, the adrenaline builds, the power of the unamplified human voice fills the theatre, the blood rushes and our hearts beat for love and break for loss. We are transported to worlds both new and old, from Carmen in 19th century Seville to the forests of our wildest imagination in Vixen. These operatic stories speak to our hearts and reveal the all-consuming, heart stopping emotions that unite us as human beings. In 2018 we continue our mission to grow opera audiences and encourage the love of opera to beat strongly across our state. We are proud to return to the regions with ‘Opera in the Regions’, grow our education & community programs including Wesfarmers Arts Singing Workshops and reach new

audiences through the simulcast of City of Perth Opera in the Park. On the mainstage in the home of opera, His Majesty’s Theatre, the presentation of masterpieces of operatic repertoire will delight the opera first timer and the long-time opera lover. We appreciate the support of our donors and sponsors, particularly our Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts, and our partnership with Healthway, civic partner City of Perth, the Minderoo Foundation and Qantas, Official Airline Partner. I thank the Chairman and Board for their continued support and encouragement. I invite you to be part of the opera family by subscribing and helping us sustain the future of opera in this state.

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CHAIRMAN

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Photo by Sean Finney for West Australian Opera at The Pinnacles


OPERA IN THE REGIONS

Presented by ACT-BELONG-COMMIT From deep within the heart of the mighty south-west Karri forest to a beachside Broome amphitheatre in the north-west, our connection to regional communities in Western Australia is an important part of our reach. Opera touches hearts through music from love duets to soul-stirring moments that break hearts apart. Opera makes us feel, hear and see the world differently. Experience the magic of opera through: • Live outdoor performances in unique Western Australian locations • Wesfarmers Arts Singing Workshops • Regional broadcast of City of Perth Opera in the Park • Regional school tours and incursions

To see how you can connect with West Australian Opera contact education@waopera.asn.au or to register your community interest visit www.waopera.asn.au

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CHAIRMAN

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Photo by Sean Finney for West Australian Opera


ACT-BELONG-COMMIT

EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY West Australian Opera provides opportunities for people of all ages to come together to share operatic experiences. We want to sing with you in our rehearsal studio, your school halls or in your local community. Some of the ways we touch hearts with opera include: • Community talks with live performances • Wesfarmers Arts Singing Workshops (18 +) • Special ticket offers to students and teaching staff • In school performances with genuine curriculum outcomes • Youth Ambassador Program (secondary school students) • Wesfarmers Arts Make-Up Workshops • Backstage Tours • Opportunities to meet the artists Opera is storytelling at its most vivid and engaging audiences through the operatic lens is a truly captivating experience from curtain rise to curtain fall. To see how you can connect with West Australian Opera contact education@waopera.asn.au

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SUPPORT US

“The arts lift people out of their everyday” Nicola Forrest

with the power of our offering to enrich the cultural landscape of our State.

Our donors are at the heart of what we do. Giving to support the art forms we love can be a civic virtue, whether through bequests, gifts, donation or sponsorship.

We invite you, if you are already a benefactor, to renew and perhaps increase your support of the value we provide. And, that if you have not yet given in support of our work, that you join our band of supporters. All donations over $2 are tax deductible, and every gift will assist us our work.

The generosity of each and every supporter enables West Australian Opera to present and develop Australian artists, to reach out into communities, to put opera on the stage and

ANNUAL GIVING “Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present” Albert Camus Annual giving is the most important way to support the company. Opera is beautiful and timeless. But it is also expensive and would not be possible without our annual donors’ support. We value our annual giving patrons and enjoy many shared opera experiences together. West Australian Opera invites you to become a donor and join our Cast of Supporters. Leadership Circle Principal Patron Benefactor Supporter Friend

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$10,000+ $5,000+ $2,500+ $1,000+ $200+

To make a donation you can: • Add a donation when booking your subscription • Donate online at waopera.asn.au • Contact West Australian Opera on 9278 8999 or email cbishop@waopera.asn.au • Post a donation to PO Box 7052, Cloisters Square, Perth 6850 PLANNED GIVING A planned gift through your will to West Australian Opera helps create a vibrant and sustainable future for the company and give future generations the gift of opera. If you would like to learn more, please contact us for a confidential discussion with our Development Manager on 9278 8902.


THANK YOU

Behind every great artist there are loyal supporters and West Australian Opera is grateful for the kindness and generosity of the following donors.

Leadership Circle ($10,000+)

Trusts and Foundations

Alexandra & Julian Burt Mario D’Orazio Liz & Erich Fraunschiel Warwick Hemsley & Melissa Parke Sam & Leanne Walsh

Bendat Family Foundation James Galvin Family Foundation Stan Perron Charitable Trust Wright Burt Foundation

Principal Patron ($5,000+) Dr Jack Bendat AM CitWA & Mrs Eleanor Bendat Dr Patricia Kailis The Robert Kimpton Family Dr Robert Larbalestier Hon J McKechnie Richard Tarala & Lyn Beazley AO Joyce Westrip OAM Benefactor ($2,500+) Neil Archibald & Alan R Dodge AM Catherine Ferrari Eleanor John Bryant Macfie Annie & Neil Patrick Dr Peter Simpson OAM Michael & Helen Tuite Anonymous (1) Supporter ($1,000+) Her Excellency The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC Betty Barker Gay & Robert Branchi Dr Peter & Mrs Rae Breidahl Peter Briggs Jennifer Brukner Lynne Burford Publicity Mrs Joan Carney Helen Carroll Frank Cooper AO Lorraine Ellard Dr Dennis Hayward Kathryn Hogan & Graham Droppert Francis Landels Patrick Lilburne Richard Noble & Co Sonia Phelan Maria & Robert Radici Len & Sue Roberts-Smith Dr Chris and Mrs Vimala Whitaker Anonymous (5)

Andrew and Nicola Forrest The generous gift of FMG shares is testament to the Forrest’s commitment to a strong and vibrant arts sector in Western Australia. We acknowledge the Minderoo Foundation. Young Artist Program The Bendat Scholarship James Galvin Family Foundation Mr Andrew Mitchell Society of WA Opera Lovers Bel Canto Fund Thanks to the leadership donors of the Bel Canto Fund Bequest Circle Ailsa West Anita & James Clayton Anonymous (3) Friend ($200+) Ian & Kerry Adams Prof David Ambrose Cathy Bardon & Bob Cassie Siobhan Beilin David Black Henry Boston Claire Brittain & John McKay Darryl Bruce Mrs Marilyn Burton Mary Carr Dr Charlene Caspersz Carolyn Chard Douglas Clifford & Cliff Eber Tony & Sheila Cockbain Helen Cook Harvey Collins Peter Davies Ian Dewar Peter Edwards

Mrs Shirley Egan John Evans Noel and Freida French Friends of His Majesty’s Theatre George Gavranic T & E Gerner Isobel Glencross Mindy Green & Stephen McDonald Cameron Gruber Peter Hawkins Christine Hedges Dr Penny Herbert Ian & Sue Hobson Keith Holt & Anne Fuller Prof Lynne Hunt Margaret Jarman Dita Jevons Norma & Max Kay AM CitWA Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann Dr Louis Landau Suzette Landels Rosalind Lilley Megan Lowe Jill Lowes Dr Toby Manford Rosemary McGlashan Anthony Munro Katharine Nash Beverley and Tony Noakes Celia Patterson Anne Pedlow Jennifer Rankin Emie Robinson Henry Simmons Dr Louise Sparrow Kim Spence Jan Stacey Margaret Stockton Warren Surtees Mrs Janet Thackray Jeanette Thompson Yannis Vrodos Diana Warnock and the late Bill Warnock Miss Anne Watson Olive Wheeler-Brennan Dr Peter Winterton Anonymous (11)

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SUBSCRIBE

Join the West Australian Opera family and enjoy being a subscriber in 2018 BEST SEATS AND PRIORITY BOOKING Secure your favourite seats during the priority booking period before all seats go on sale. EXTRA TICKETS Purchase extra tickets for family and friends at subscription prices. CHANGE YOUR SEATS Exchange your opera tickets for a different date free of box office exchange fees. (Tickets must be exchanged in person at His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office, State Theatre Centre of WA Box Office or Subiaco Arts Centre Box Office at least 24 hours prior to the performance, are subject to availability and must be for the same opera). PAY AS YOU GO Subscription tickets can be processed in instalments for bookings made in person at His Majesty’s Theatre Box Office. Payment will be

processed in three instalments; First on date of booking, second on 19th January 2018 and third on 23rd March 2018. A one off service fee will apply. TICKET OFFERS Subscribers can take advantage of ticket offers from West Australian Symphony Orchestra, West Australian Ballet and Black Swan State Theatre Company. EXCLUSIVE EVENTS Subscribers attend Introduction to Opera events free of charge. Meet members of the cast and creative team! Register your attendance at administration@waopera.asn.au ATLAS PEARLS Subscribers receive a 25% discount at Atlas Pearls (selected items).


SUBSCRIBE ON THE WEBSITE Via www.waopera.asn.au

SUBCRIBE BY EMAIL Download a booking form from www.waopera.asn.au and email to bookings@waopera.asn.au

SUBSCRIBE IN PERSON Book in person at one of these outlets: His Majesty’s Theatre 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturday State Theatre Centre of WA 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday Subiaco Arts Centre 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

SUBCRIBE BY PHONE Book via local call centre 08 6212 9292 GROUP BOOKINGS Receive one complimentary ticket for every 9 standard tickets you purchase Call 08 6212 9291 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL Download a booking form from www.waopera.asn.au and post to West Australian Opera, PO Box 7052, Cloisters Square, Perth WA 6850

PRICES AND PACKAGES 2018 SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017 SEATING CATEGORY

2 OPERA SUBSCRIPTION

2 OPERA SUBSCRIPTION

3 OPERA SUBSCRIPTION

PREMIUM

$ 265

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A RESERVE

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B RESERVE

$ 149

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C RESERVE

$ 77

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(VIXEN & CARMEN / VIXEN & DON GIOVANNI)

(CARMEN & DON GIOVANNI)

(VIXEN, CARMEN & DON GIOVANNI)

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2017 SEATING CATEGORY

THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN

CARMEN

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$ 40

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A service/delivery fee of $6.95 may apply 

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*Concession tickets are available for seniors and pensioners on presentation of the appropriate ID card.

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2018 SEASON

WASO’s 90th Anniversary Gala

Tristan und Isolde Principal Conductor Asher Fisch conducts Wagner’s groundbreaking opera with the finest cast ever assembled in Australia. Thursday 16 August 6pm - 11pm Sunday 19 August 2pm - 7pm Matinee Perth Concert Hall WAGNER Tristan und Isolde Asher Fisch conductor Stuart Skelton Tristan Eva-Maria Westbroek Isolde Ekaterina Gubanova Brangäne Boaz Daniel Kurwenal Kwangchul Youn King Marke Angus Wood Melot Paul O’Neill Young Sailor/ Shepherd Adrian Tamburini Steersman WASO Chorus St George’s Cathedral Consort

Book Now – 08 9326 0000 – waso.com.au Quote 2056

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts Supported by media partner Foxtel Arts


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VICE REGAL PATRON

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia BOARD OF DIRECTORS Andrew Pascoe Chairman Catherine Ferrari Deputy Chair Julian Burt Mario D’Orazio Warwick Hemsley Darren Lewsen Ingrid O’Brien Jan Stewart

Dario Amara Cav Uff Giuseppe Bertinazzo OMRI Hon Julie Bishop MP Frank Cooper OAM Erich Fraunschiel Colin Goddard Francis Landels Bruce Martin AM Margaret McManus Dr Richard Mills AM Annie Patrick Marilyn Phillips Vincent A Warrener AM KHS COMMISSIONED ARTIST Tim Finn OBE

PATRONS

PATRON WESFARMERS ARTS YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM Emma Matthews

Dr Jack Bendat AM CitWA Cav Uff Giuseppe Bertinazzo OMRI Design by chardinternational.com.au 2018 Production Portraits by Peter Coulson

Printing and finishing Abbott and Co Printers www.abbottco.com.au

General Manager Carolyn Chard

Artistic Administrator Rebecca Kais

Stage Manager Karen Farmer

Artistic Director Brad Cohen

Education Manager Terasa Letizia

Publicity Lynne Burford

Production Manager Mandy Farmer

Marketing Manager Danielle Ierace

Financial Accountant Sue Hobson

Head of Music Thomas Johnson

Marketing Assistant Daniele Foti-Cuzzola

Development Manager Coralie Bishop

Sales Consultant Rachel Sait

Regional Project Manager Melanie Timms

Accountant Debbie Byrnes

Office Coordinator Marion O’Connor

Casting and information correct at the time of publication but may be subject to amendment.

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