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Opera 101

Posted by APATA Published By West Australian Opera | Jul 6, 2024

To coincide with World Music Day, West Australian Opera is proud to introduce OPERA 101 – A three-part series presented in association with UWA Conservatorium of Music.

Join a host of opera professionals, musicians, and academics from West Australian Opera and The UWA Conservatorium of Music in an informative, inclusive and entertaining exploration of Opera. Hosted by West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director Christopher van Tuinen, this three-part series guides you through the voice types, the history of and types of opera, as well as the steps to putting a performance on stage alongside performance highlights throughout.

Whether you’re an opera lover already or simply looking to learn something new, there’s something to discover in this jargon-free exploration of the world’s greatest art form.

Course Content

  • Week one: The opera stage and early music
  • Week two: Classic and Romantic opera
  • Week three: Modern opera and the future


$75 for 3-week course


  • 5.30 – 7pm, Thursday 1 August
  • 5.30 – 7pm, Thursday 8 August
  • 5.30 – 7pm, Thursday 15 August

To Learn More & Book Your Tickets: CLICK HERE

The West Australian Opera was established in 1967 and has been Western Australia’s full-time, professional opera company for over 50 years. West Australian Opera presents operas drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire and is involved in the commissioning and development of new work. The company offers an annual subscription season of main stage productions as well as operatic events in metropolitan and regional Western Australia.

The company has a strong education and community program, including Wesfarmers Arts Singing Classes, library events, school excursions and incursions, makeup workshops and behind-the-scenes opportunities. To learn more about West Australian Opera Education – CLICK HERE or reach out the Education Manager, Olivia Ferguson at education@waopera.asn.au 

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