While WA eagerly awaits the full lifting of Stage 4 restrictions, last weekend saw some selected indoor venues being able to operate at a 60% capacity.
Much to the release of the West Australian Opera, one of those venues is the beloved His Majesty’s Theatre, and they’ve wasted no time in getting a brand-new show up and running.
Employing a talented local cast, WA Opera is presenting Mozart’s beloved Così fan tutte – not only the first time the production has left the UK, it also makes WAO the first opera company in Australia to return to live performance!
Running from now until October 31, the opera uses a classic “fiancé swapping” theme, weaving exquisite music around a story of boys, girls, and scheming friends threaded through a story of love, trust and redemption.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles, Music Director and conductor Christopher van Tuinen said while it’s been a challenge to bring Così fan tutte to stage, audiences are in safe hands.
“Opera is a global industry with artists travelling constantly for productions and performances. This has all changed in the current COVID-19 environment and our season of Così fan tutte has adjusted accordingly.”
“Fortunately, the pool of talent in WA is extraordinary and we are delighted to have a local cast available for WAO’s return to the stage at the home of opera, His Majesty’s Theatre.”
The last two performances take place Thursday 29 and Saturday 31 October, and with tickets obviously being limited, we suggest you get booking HERE.