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.
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The following performance is a relaxed performance with general admission: