FFO AT THE MOVIES
NOVEMBER 17, 18, 19 AND 20 2016
FFO launched in November 2016 at PSAS, Fremantle. Our launch concert, AT THE MOVIES, had all the best bits from movie soundtracks including The Shawshank Redemption, Pretty Woman, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and more, performed by some of WA’s most talented opera singers.
Director, Andries Wiedemann, Designer, Robbie Harrold, pianist Aidan Boase, Lady Diamond and a stellar cast of singers including Emma Pearson (soprano), Jun Zhang (tenor), Ileana Rinaldi (mezzo-soprano), Harriet O'Shannessy and Emma Pettemerides (sopranos) brought opera from the movies back to the stage.
In addition to the amazing singing, the experience was enhanced by a projection designed by Robbie Harrold, the appearance of the wonderful Lady Diamond, and the sponsorship by Cobs popcorn for a real "at the movies" experience.
FFO AT THE MOVIES - THE SEQUEL
FEBRUARY 9, 10, 11 AND 12 2017
FFO performed more operatic highlights from movies, including greats such as The Fifth Element, Mrs Doubtfire, Fatal Attraction, Gallipoli, Moonstruck and Heavenly Creatures. The concert featured sopranos Emma Pettemerides, Prudence Sanders & Harriet O'Shannessy, Tenor Jun Zhang, Baritone Lachlann Lawton, and saw the return of Lady Diamond.
MAY 25, 26, 27, 28 JUNE 7, 8 AND 9 2017
A shortened version of Puccini’s masterpiece, performed in the stunning Camelot Theatre. The audience will become part of the action in Cafe Momus and will experience magnificent and powerful voices right up close, all while enjoying a pie and a pint. The clast included Harriet O'Shannessy, Paul O'Neill, Naomi Johns, Sam Roberts Smith, Paull-Anthony Keightley and Lauchlan Lawton. This project was been funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.
OCTOBER 12, 13 AND 14 2017
Robert Hofmann starred as Sister Virgilius in FFO's new show at Camelot Theatre in Mosman Park. The 5 pm show on 14 October was a fundraiser for the Zonta Club to support people who have experienced domestic violence. The award winning cabaret performer led an all star cast of stunning opera singers in a one hour program of opera highlights performed by a group of opera heroines (and the occasional hero).
OPERA AT THE QUARRY
MARCH 15 AND 16 2018
Freeze Frame Opera's inaugural annual opera gala concert was a sold out success.
8 - 16 JUNE 2018
The creative team responsible for FFO's La Boheme in 2017 was back together for a rocking PAG! We sold out 7 shows and had to add an 8th show. Thanks for the wonderful feedback and reviews.
STARING: Michael Lewis (Tonio), Paul O'Neill (Canio), Jun Zhang (Beppe), Harriet O'Shannessy (Nedda), Caitlin Cassidy (Silvia) with Rory Fitzgerald-O'Connor, Angela Zhang, Mia Zhang.
CHORUS: Jillian Halleron, Magda Lisek, Jake Bigwood, Theodore Murphy-Jelley, Belinda Cox, Albertina Antartis, Josh Mitting.
Tommaso Pollio (Musical Director and Pianist), Rachel McDonald (Director), Robbie Harrold (Designer), Geoff Glencross (Lighting Designer), Andy Fraser (Fight Director), Genevieve Davidson (Stage Manager / Production Manager), Allison Fyfe (Surtitle Operator)
MOZART @ KIDOGO
13 OCTOBER 2018, KIDOGO ARTHOUSE, BATHERS BEACH, FREMANTLE, 7-9 PM
A night of Mozart opera hits in the stunning Kidogo Arthouse. Tickets included a grazing table by GRAZE.
Starring: Caitlin Cassidy, Jake Bigwood, Naomi Johns, Prudence Sanders, Jill Halleron, Ashlyn Tymms, Caroline Badnall, Harriet Marshall and Ben Mortley as Mozart.
FFO CHRISTMAS AT THE QUARRY
21 & 22 DECEMBER 2018
19 - 23 FEBRUARY 2019
Dvorak’s opera adapted for children in a new, local adaptation featuring a witch (Jezibaba), Vodnik - The River King, the Little Mermaid (Rusalka), the prince and an indigenous guide as narrator.
OPERA AT THE QUARRY
14 - 16 MARCH 2019
VERDI AND FRENCH OPERA, AND CABARET AT KIDOGO
MARCH AND APRIL 2019
TOSCA 8 - 14 June 2019
Puccini’s Tosca in the Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds starring James Clayton as Scarpia, Jun Zhang as Cavaradossi, Kristin Bowtell as Angelotti, Pia Harris as Spoletta, Jake Bigwood as Sciarrone, Robert Hofmann as the sacristan and jailer and Hattie Marshall as Tosca.
Directed by Rachel McDonald, designed by Robbie Harrold, lighting by Jerry Reinhardt and with musical direction by Tommaso Pollio.
WINTER WARMERS AT KIDOGO
28 JUNE 2019 at 7.30 pm with Sara Macliver, Bonnie de la Hunty and Caroline Badnall. These divine goddesses of song performed together for the first time at Kidogo Arthouse, Bathers Beach, Fremantle in a programme of songs which warmed the cockles of our hearts!