Tag Archives: His Majesty’s Theatre

1984: Reimagined On Stage

1984 may be many things but it is not a love story. There is no happy ending. It may feature love, hope, and rebellion but it is not a tale that leaves you satisfied and warm-hearted. 1984 is not enjoyable, at least in the sense of ‘joy’. 1984,...

The Merry Widow: A Rom-Com Opera

Opera is a diverse and captivating genre. It often gets a bad reputation as mere melodrama but opera needs to be experienced to be understood. There’s no way of understanding the depths of a novel without cracking open the book and, with opera, you really need to...

Tosca: An Opera of Passion

Tosca, West Australian Opera’s lasted show to grace His Majesty’s Theatre, is a whirlwind of romance, jealousy, and grief. To briefly explain: Floria Tosca (Antoinette Halloran) finds herself in danger’s way after her lover Maria Cavaradossi (Paul O’Neill) helps Cesare Angelotti (Wade Kernot) hide from the police, lead...

West Australian Opera: The Riders

Last night I went to His Majesty’s Theatre to see The West Australian Opera’s rendition of The Riders. Opera is something I have always felt  I would easily connect with but it wasn’t until last year that I saw my first live performance. No matter the language or...