West Australian Opera returns to Valley of the Giants
Media Statement from Hon Stephen Dawson MLC and Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA
- Tickets are now on sale to the West Australian Opera at the Valley of the Giants
West Australian Opera will return to the Valley of the Giants this December after its highly acclaimed performance in 2017. This year will mark the inaugural 'Concert for Conservation' theme with part proceeds committed to a local conservation outcome.
Performers Paul O'Neill, Mark Alderson, Ashlyn Timms and Katja Webb will be accompanied by Tommaso Pollio, the musical director for this event who has put together a spectacular program of well-known Puccini, Verdi and Mozart.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions encourages concertgoers to take advantage of a free courtesy bus leaving from Denmark to Walpole to avoid traffic and parking congestion.
The trees on the drive in to the opera will also be lit up in orange lighting to promote the McGowan Government's 16 Days in WA campaign to stop violence against women.
The concert will be held on December 1, 2018 with gates opening at 5pm for a 7pm performance.
To book tickets online, visit http://www.waopera.asn.au
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"This concert is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the local communities who continue to play a key role in making the Tree Top Walk the success that it is, and will deliver a boost to the local economies with hundreds of people travelling to the area.
"Concertgoers will be lucky enough to experience the opera in a uniquely beautiful setting with universal access.
"It is great to see an event of this scale supporting our campaign to stop violence against women in such a visible way."
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"The Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk is such a beautiful setting to showcase the incredible talent of WA's iconic opera company.
"Cultural events such as this help us grow as a vibrant and successful community, and helps our creative industries promote tourism and jobs across the State.
"I am proud to say this event is part of our Creative Regions program which brings world-class performers to regional audiences."