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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: Lisa Harper-Brown, Christopher van Tuinen, Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse.

These are free ticketed events.

* ANNOUNCEMENT 28 JUNE 2021 *

West Australian Opera is adhering to the current State Government restrictions introduced from 12.00pm Sunday 27 June for a minimum of three days. These include restrictions on venue capacities.

West Australian Opera advises the cancellation of Distinguished Artist Lecture Series #2 which was to be presented on Wednesday 30 June 2021 in the Callaway Auditorium at The University of Western Australia.

The health and safety of our patrons, artists and staff is always our priority. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Distinguished Artist Series: #3 with Gina Williams AM and Guy Ghouse, Songwriters of Koolbardi wer Wardong
Wednesday 22 September 2021
Callaway Auditorium
UWA Academics talk with Gina Williams AM 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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PAST 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.

Distinguished Artist Series: #2 with Christopher van Tuinen, Conductor of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci and WAO Artistic Director
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Callaway Auditorium
Head of the UWA Conservatorium of Music, Alan Lourens will interview Conductor Christopher van Tuinen on the enduring legacy of this double bill and the relevance of these operas in the world today.