An immersive music event that will transport you through the prophet Elijah's magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles.

This season is subject to COVID-19 restrictions. To book as part of an opera package (2 or more operas) click here


Prepare to be moved by enchanting voices and powerful melody in a season that harnesses the next generation of Western Australian talent. Winthrop Hall will resonate with the wonderful sounds of over 150 student performers in collaboration with West Australian Opera principal artists singing from the stage, galleries and central floor in this immersive music event.

Mendelssohn’s heroic work Elijah is an opera in disguise, an Old Testament story that has been performed countless times as a sacred oratorio. Come on the journey through the prophet Elijah’s magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles.

West Australian Opera is proud to collaborate with the UWA Conservatorium of Music to bring this spectacular gem to life with performances from UWA Symphony Orchestra and UWA Symphonic Chorus.

The audience will be seated in the round and places are limited so please book early for this gem!


Bendat Family Foundation presents ELIJAH in association with The University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music. 


Conductor Christopher van Tuinen
Director Patrick Nolan
Lighting Designer Mark Howett

Soprano Lisa Harper-Brown
Mezzo soprano Chelsea Kluga
Tenor Paul O'Neill
Elijah James Clayton

UWA Symphonic Chorus
UWA Symphony Orchestra

Under current State Government COVID-19 restrictions, the venue is able to operate at 100% capacity.

We will endeavour to present this event however, we will be operating as per COVID-19 restrictions and conditions may change rapidly.

For more information please contact ticketsWA on (08) 6488 2440
View the seating map 

The University of Western Australia and West Australian Opera have COVID-19 Safety Policies in place to maintain your safety at the theatre. These efforts include:

  • The completion of a COVID safety plan.
  • Hand sanitiser stations readily available.
  • Ongoing frequent deep cleaning regimes across all areas of the venue.
  • COVID safety trained staff in all areas.
  • Use of the WA Government's SafeWA digital contact register system. For more information please click HERE

A digital programme for Elijah will be available to view for free on the WAO website in advance, so if you’d like to read it before the performance, you’ll be able to do so.

We are taking every measure possible to ensure audience safety, so printed programmes will not be available at the performances. 

Please do not attend a live performance if you are unwell. As an interim COVID-19 measure if you are unwell, please contact [email protected] prior to the performance to discuss your options with us. 

Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Dates & Times

DURATION 2hr 20min including one interval
14 May, 2021 Friday - 7.30pm
15 May, 2021 Saturday - 7.30pm
16 May, 2021 Sunday - 7.30pm