West Australian Opera to Present ‘Carmen’

By Francisco Salazar

Bizet’s masterpiece “Carmen” is set to be performed at the WACA Ground in West Australian Opera’s new arena spectacular.

The work, which will be, presented in association with Perth Festival, will be performed from Feb. 24- 25, 2023.

In an official press statement, Chris van Tuinen, West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director, noted, “We’ve leapt at the chance to bring Carmen back to the people of Western Australia. Whether you’re a first-time opera-goer, an opera, or a cricket tragic, this production will thrill audiences in Perth’s most beloved sporting ground.”

The opera will star Ashlyn Tymms in the title role of Carmen alongside the West Australian Opera Chorus, the WAO Children’s Chorus and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

Carolyn Chard, West Australian Opera’s Executive Director, said, “The support of our stakeholders is key to being able to present this large-scale event and, in particular, I would like to acknowledge the federal government support through the RISE initiative, Principal Partner Wesfarmers Arts, the Perth Festival, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the WACA Ground management and staff.”