2016 LAUNCH - IT'S A WRAP

FFO launched with opera AT THE MOVIES on Thurs 17, Fri 18 and  Sat 19 November 2016 at PSAS 22 Packenham St, Fremantle.  Due to sell out shows and popular demand, an extra show was added on Sunday 20 November 2016, which also sold out within 24 hours. 

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.

We were thrilled to perform in the wonderful PSAS, an incredible warehouse space, mainly used for art exhibitions.  As an added bonus, the exhibition of artist Eva Fernandez, was on during our concert series and provided the backdrop for this magical musical evening.   

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. 

If you are new to opera, opera curious, or if you like your operas short, with all the highlights, then FFO is for you!

 

 

“What an absolutely wonderful night Harriet. We found it magically uplifting to be in the midst of incredible talent and voice power. All of you - such richness and range. I feel very lucky to have been there. Best wishes, Michele Theunissen”
FFO AT THE MOVIES CAST MEMBERS (L-R) SIMON MORRISON-BALDWIN (LADY DIAMOND), JUN ZHANG, EMMA PETTEMERIDES, AIDAN BOASE (PIANIST), ILEANA RINALDI, HARRIET O'SHANNESSY, EMMA PEARSON

FFO AT THE MOVIES CAST MEMBERS (L-R) SIMON MORRISON-BALDWIN (LADY DIAMOND), JUN ZHANG, EMMA PETTEMERIDES, AIDAN BOASE (PIANIST), ILEANA RINALDI, HARRIET O'SHANNESSY, EMMA PEARSON