West Australian Opera and UWA Conservatorium of Music present a series of discussions with creatives and artists from WAO’s 2021 season. The relaxed panel discussion format provides audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.

This year’s speakers will include: Christopher van Tuinen, Lisa Harper-Brown, Rebecca Lang, Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.

These are free ticketed events.


Distinguished Artist Series: #1 with Christopher van Tuinen, Conductor of Elijah and WAO Artistic Director
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Callaway Auditorium
Christopher van Tuinen, conductor of Elijah, and soprano Lisa Harper-Brown discuss this exciting event and collaboration with UWA colleagues.
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Distinguished Artist Series: #2 with Rebecca Lang, Conductor of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
Wednesday 30 June
Callaway Auditorium
Head of the UWA Conservatorium of Music, Alan Lourens, together with masters candidate and conductor Jen Winley, interview Conductor Rebecca Lang on the enduring legacy of this double bill, the relevance of these operas in the world today, and life under the baton of a female conductor.
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Distinguished Artist Series: #3 with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, Songwriters of Koolbardi wer Wardong
Wednesday 22 September
Callaway Auditorium
UWA Academics talk with Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse, songwriters of Koolbardi wer Wardong, on this new opera for young people, the power of language, and the importance of legacy.
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