See, Taste And Hear Thrilling Opera In Perth This October
There’s never been a better time to dabble in a little opera than now. Whether you’re an opera newbie or aficionado, West Australian Opera’s highly anticipated production of La traviata is the perfect opera to see.
This brand-new production features everything a great opera should have, including sumptuous music, lavish costumes, an ill-fated romance and an all-star cast led by internationally renowned opera singer, Samantha Clarke. Verdi’s beloved opera follows the tragic romance between a beautiful courtesan and a wealthy aristocrat, and if the plot sounds familiar it’s because the opera is the inspiration behind modern romances like Moulin Rouge and Pretty Woman.
La traviata is showing at His Majesty’s Theatre from a strictly limited time from October 20-29 – get your tickets HERE.
To celebrate West Australian Opera’s season of La traviata and coincide with World Opera Week, Brookfield Place is boasting operatic moments for you to see, hear and taste opera as part of the celebrations.
Flavours Of The Opera
Make your night out an operatic one and visit Brookfield Place favourite W. Churchill before or after the show to try their opera-inspired cocktail ‘Music of the Night’. This showstopping cocktail made of Prohibition Moonlight Gin, Lemon, Hopped Grapefruit, Vanilla and Prosecco is definitely worth singing about and is named after the musical aria of the same name from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.
If you still can’t get enough opera then make sure to visit Brookfield Place’s newest hotspot, Sha Patisserie. The brand-new patisserie, which only opened a few weeks ago, have created a delicious Opera Cake. This lavish dessert is made of almond cake soaked in coffee syrup, chocolate ganache and coffee buttercream and is just as decadent as the Parisian opera house, Palais Garnier, that the cake is named after.
Sketch To Stage
You won’t be able to get enough of the stunning costumed featured in La traviata. From now until Friday 28 October in Brookfield Place’s Tower 1 & 2 Lobby, get an up-close look at Charles Davis’ costumes and sketches, which were inspired by the likes of couture fashion houses like Valentino and Dior.
Surprise Lunchtime Performances
Enjoy your lunch break with a side of opera. Head to Brookfield Place’s Main Square at 12pm on Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October for some opera surprises with WAO’s Young Artists. Dare we say best enjoyed over a slice of Opera Cake?
We guarantee you’ll be an opera aficionado once the final curtain has fallen on opera week, but you can still get your opera fix in 2023 and book your tickets to one of the hottest tickets in town Carmen at the WACA. Bizet’s Carmen is arguably one of the best loved operas of all time and WAO’s 2023 production at the WACA promises to be a production like you have never seen before. Enjoy a balmy night under the stars, seeing world class performers, an orchestra and with some of the most thrilling operatic music!
So whether you’re an opera veteran or excited to be a part of these spectacular events, head to West Australian Opera’s Website for more information on what’s coming up.
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