Wundig Wer Wilura

DateFebruary 09 2024 - February 15 2024
LocationHis Majesty's TheatrePerth

West Australian Opera presents Wundig wer Wilura (Wundig and Wilura).

Wundig and Wilura are star-crossed lovers whose tragic love story echoes Romeo and Juliet, though their story pre-dates Shakespeare’s’ tale by thousands of years. This world premiere Noongar opera is presented by West Australian Opera as part of Perth Festival at His Majesty’s Theatre from 9 – 15 February.

The large-scale production sung in Noongar comes from the award-winning duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse. Staged with incredible sets and costumes, a cast of over 25 performers, and backing from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Wundig wer Wilura is set to wow audiences with its world premiere!

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More about the show:

Wundig is a handsome young man, and much-loved member of the Hills people. Wilura is a beautiful young woman adored by her family, the Grass people.

Wundig wer Wilura (Wundig and Wilura) is an ancient Noongar story of star-crossed lovers, who break the bounds of lore and custom, and have their souls forever banished to Mount Brown (Wongborel) and Mount Bakewell (Walwalling) in York, Western Australia.

Family and connection to country, obligation and rebellion, adoration and betrayal, love and war. In the face of catastrophic consequences, how far would you go for love?

Sung in Noongar, this striking new production from award-winning songwriters and storytellers Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse is a new Wesfarmers Arts Commission that will premiere in Perth Festival.