Tale of love and confusion comes to Perth

July 13, 2017 by  

This month, Perth will see the opening of an all-new production of ‘The Merry Widow’ by West Australian Opera.

A long-time audience favourite, this popular operetta will feature 1930s-style settings and Art Deco costumes. The story is a comedy about lovestruck couples and misunderstandings, all of which are resolved in a gloriously happy ending.

West Australian Opera (WAO) is the only professional, full-time opera company in Western Australia. It was established exactly 50 years ago and although it receives state and federal funding, it also works hard to generate revenue through sponsorship and donations, as well as ticket sales.

The company presents Opera in the Park in the Supreme Court Gardens every year to around 15,000 audience members, and these productions are simulcast around the state. WAO also tours its smaller productions throughout regional WA to provide the community with a variety of plays.

Productions such as these frequently require local printing companies to provide posters, programmes and other marketing services such as flyers for advertising.

WAO’s main Perth home is His Majesty’s Theatre, and it is here that ‘The Merry Widow’ will be performed. Five performances will take place between July 15 and July 22 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee on Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 pm. All tickets can be booked through Ticketek.