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The Nightingale
3 - 4 October 2020
His Majesty's Theatre

The Nightingale

3 - 4 October 2020 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by West Australian Opera in association with the AWESOME Festival, Co:3 Australia, WA Youth Orchestra, WA Young Voices

The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy.

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen the opera tells of an Emperor who is enchanted by the singing of a nightingale in his garden.

The Emperor convinces the nightingale to sing for him but when gifted with a new mechanical nightingale, he becomes obsessed with his toy and the real nightingale flies away.

Struck down by illness and with his mechanical nightingale now broken, the Emperor begs the nightingale to return and sing for him again. She agrees, but on the condition that she is allowed to sing for all the people, both the high and low born.

In an exciting and unique collaboration between five companies, WAO is proud to present this new work with Co:3 Australia, WA Young Voices, WA Youth Orchestra and as part of the AWESOME Festival. 

Sung in English

Cast and Creatives
Composer Imant Raminsh

Director Matt Reuben James Ward
Lighting Designer Michael Rippon
Emperor Matthew Dixon
Kitchen Maid Brianna Louwen
Chief Counsellor / Death Chelsea Kluga
The Nightingale Zoe Wozniak
Children's Chorus Master Perry Joyce and Katie How
Repetiteur Adrian Soares
Children's Chorus West Australian Young Voices
Featuring West Australian Youth Orchestra

Note: The performance on Sunday 4 October 2020 at 11am is a relaxed performance with general admission.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

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Save 10% when you select 2 or more shows to suit your tastes and your diary in a year full to the brim of opera.

A Reserve

  • $45.00 Adult
  • $40.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Senior Card Holders)
  • $40.00 Child (16 years and under)

B Reserve

  • $40.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Senior Card Holders)
  • $35.00 Child (16 years and under)

C Reserve

  • $35.00 Adult
  • $30.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Senior Card Holders)
  • $30.00 Child (16 years and under)

General Admission - Relaxed Performance Sunday 4 October 11am

  • $30.00 Adult
  • $25.00 Child
  • $25.00 Student
    A relaxed performance is aimed at creating a welcoming environment designed for but not limited to audiences with autism, sensory and communication needs and learning disabilities.

Groups (9+)

  • $40.00 A Reserve
  • $35.00 B Reserve
  • $30.00 C Reserve
  • Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 9 tickets purchased.
  • Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email 

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $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.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. We maintain the creative integrity of each show, making minor modifications to sensory elements like lighting and sound. Patrons may come and go should they need to. Find out more by viewing the Information Package. You can also view the AWESOME Festival Autism Spectrum Navigational Guide by clicking here.

The following performance is a relaxed performance with general admission: 

  • Sunday 4 October 2020 at 11am

Audio Described performance and tactile tour

  • Sunday 4 October 2020 at 11am. The tactile tour will commence at 9:45am. To book in for the audio described service, please phone (08) 6212 9292.

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