From November 23 to 28, WAO will hit the road for its annual Opera in the Regions program, which was postponed earlier in the year due to the pandemic.

“After the events of this year, it’s wonderful to be able to tour again, covering a large section of WA and bringing the joy of opera to audiences in regional centres,” the company’s music director, Chris van Tuinen, said.

“We have an extraordinary program performed by some of the best singers and we always have a great time.”

Every year, the state’s only opera company heads to regional towns to showcase and celebrate its beloved art form with audiences outside the city, promoting inclusivity and accessibility.

This year, WAO will be performing in three different locations: Mandurah on November 23, Albany on November 27, and the Valley of the Giants on November 28.

Among the all-star line up of West Australian talent are Paul O’Neill and James Clayton, who recently performed in Così Fan Tutte, Caitlin Cassidy, and multiple Helpmann Award-winner, Emma Matthews.

They will be accompanied by acclaimed Italo-Australian pianist, Tommaso Pollio. 

Audiences will be moved by the artists’ powerful voices and invited to sing along to show-stopping arias in a concert of well-known operatic works from the likes of Puccini, Rossini and Verdi.

The events are a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the WAO website.