Iolanta
Has an audio described performanceHas a captioned performanceOpera
6 - 9 April 2022
His Majesty's Theatre

Iolanta

6 - 9 April 2022 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

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Presented by West Australian Opera

Tchaikovsky’s last opera tells the tale of a beautiful woman who falls in love. At least, that’s all it should be about.

Instead we witness the story of a woman who is held captive, not by her blindness, but by the ignorance and assumptions of those around her.

In a world premiere production, WAO has worked with the vision impaired community of Perth to update the libretto and develop a production that tells the story from Iolanta’s side.

True to the sumptuous beauty of Tchaikovsky’s music, this season will have more than soaring voices and sweeping melodies. The production will take the audience on a journey to discover the lived experience of people with vision impairment, to see the world through their eyes.

COMPOSER
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

CONDUCTOR
Christopher van Tuinen

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT / LIBRETTO 
Katt Osborne
Zel Iscel

SETTING OF LIBRETTO
Lea Hayward

DIRECTOR
Katt Osborne

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER
Tyler Hill                   

LIGHTING DESIGNER
Mick Rippon

SOUND DESIGNER
Jeremey Turner

FEATURING
West Australian Opera Chorus
West Australian Symphony Orchestra

LANGUAGE
Sung in English with English surtitles

Performance may be subject to COVID-19 restrictions

Cast online at waopera.asn.au

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Premium

  • $99.00 Adult

A Reserve

  • $79.00 Adult
  • $74.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders)

B Reserve

  • $59.00 Adult
  • $54.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders)
  • $50.00 Student (Not available on Saturday night. Presentation of Student ID required)

C Reserve

  • $39.00 Adult
  • $34.00 Concession (Full time students, Pensioners, Seniors Card holders)
  • $30.00 Student (Not available on Saturday night. Presentation of Student ID required)
  • $30.00 Under 40's (Not available on Saturday night. Presentation of ID required)

Groups (9+)

  • $74.00 A Reserve
  • $54.00 B Reserve
  • $34.00 C Reserve
  • $50.00 B Reserve Schools
  • $30.00 C Reserve Schools
    Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 9 tickets purchased.
    Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email groups@ptt.wa.gov.au 

Pricing and Transaction Fee Information

Transaction fees for ticket purchases differ depending on the sales channel you choose.

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone: $6.95. In person: $0. Group bookings: $8.95. Add $2 for postage by Standard Mail or $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.

Access Information

This production will take you on an immersive journey to discover the lived experience of people with vision impairment. This means:

  • It will be staged in darkness with shadowing and moments of complete blackout.
  • Scents (such as rose) will be released into the auditorium as part of the sensory experience.
  • It will be sung in English and the libretto has been adapted with all audiences in mind, including those with vision impairment.
  • No traditional Audio Description equipment will required for any audience member to access the performance.
  • A tactile tour will take place on stage each evening for patrons with vision impairment. Tours commence at 6.30pm. Bookings required.
  • Closed Captioning is also available.

To book a tactile tour or closed captioning device, please contact our box office on (08) 6212 9292.

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