The WA Opera Is Beaming A New Opera Into Your Living Room Every Saturday Night

byTroy Mutton
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If you can take any positives out of such a challenging time for society, one has been various industries finding ways to overcome self-isolation issues and bring their good and or service direct to you.

Whether its restaurants pivoting to takeway, booze delivery or music festivals, we’re finding a way to spend this time alone, together.

West Australian Opera have been working on their own way to continue engaging with audiences, and last weekend they launched the ‘Ghost Light Opera’, taking beautiful, live music from the stage of His Majesty’s Theatre and transmitting into your home.

The Ghost Light Opera will see singers performing arias beautifully spot lit on the Maj’s iconic, darkened stage.

Artists featured include soprano Emma Matthews, mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell, tenor Paul O’Neill, and baritone James Clayton, all accompanied by Tommaso Pollio.

According to WA Opera Executive Director Carolyn Chard AM, “Ghost Light Opera will enable the experience of beautiful music to transcend from the stage of His Majesty’s Theatre and into your home wherever you are. A light – a ghost light – is left on the stage when the theatre is unoccupied and would otherwise be completely dark. In a difficult environment with limited social gathering and isolation measures in place, West Australian Opera’s Ghost Light Opera will provide a platform for everyone to engage with the state opera company despite empty seats and closed venues. We can still connect with each other, we can still share the power of music and try to help heal the soul in challenging times.”

A new Ghost Light Opera aria will be shared on WAO’s social media platforms every Saturday night from 7.30pm.


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