Please see below for details of FFO’s planned activities for 2019. We are planning on an ongoing basis, so please make sure you stay in touch with the latest by subscribing to our mailing list, and by following us on Facebook and Instagram. In the meantime, see details below for our new productions of Rusalka (for kids), Tosca at the Showgrounds, more FFO at the Quarry in March and December, Opera at Kidogo, as well as our inaugural OPERA BALL at Government House Ballroom! We hope to see you at the opera!
19 - 23 FEBRUARY 2019
FFO has adapted this wonderful work by Dvorak, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, into a 45 minute version of the opera suitable for children. The cast is comprised of a witch (Caitlin Cassidy), a water goblin (Kris Bowtell), a prince (Jun Zhang), a little mermaid (Prudence Sanders) and a narrator (Jessie Ward).
Caroline Badnall (pianist and musical director), Anya Seabourne and Rachel McDonald (writers), Robbie Harrold (designer), Andries Weidemann and Rachel McDonald (directors).
Rusalka is generously supported by a grant from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. It is the vision of FFO to tour this show to schools in metropolitan and regional WA in order to give as many children as possible their first experience of opera.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: www.trybooking.com/WVSU ($50 adults / $25 children)
PERFORMANCE DATES: 19 - 22 February 2019 at 4.30 pm, and Saturday 23 February at 2 pm & 5 pm
FFO AT THE QUARRY - FFO RAW
14, 15 AND 16 MARCH 2019
TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH TICKETMASTER.
GATES OPEN 6 PM. Pre-show entertainment from 6.30 pm followed by the opera performance from 7.30 - 9.30 pm.
$35 for under 25s/$50 adult. Children 3 and under free. BYO chair, picnic and drinks.
Come and hear your state's incredible opera singers at the epic Quarry Amphitheatre in City Beach. All the jaw dropping, hair raising and heart pumping moments that make opera so amazing. Awesome voices accompanied by the incomparable Tommaso Pollio (piano). Chill out with your picnic, bring your bottle of wine, dress in your jeans or your tracky dacks! Bring your book club, your rug club, or organise a very cool date night, and let the cockles of your heart be warmed by a magical night of operatic thrills and spills.
STARRING: Caitlin Cassidy, Jun Zhang, Harriet Marshall, Naomi Johns, Robert Hofmann, Sophie Curtis (cello), Tommaso Pollio (piano). Program includes highlights from Manon (Massenet), Turandot and Madama Butterfly (Puccini), and the exquisite final trio from Der Rosenkavalier (Strauss).
1, 4, 6 and 8 JUNE 2019
Centenary Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds. Sung in Italian with creative surtitles.
CAST: Jun Zhang as Cavaradossi, Sam Roberts-Smith as Scarpia, Harriet Marshall as Tosca, Jake Bigwood as Angelotti, Robert Hofmann as Sacristan, Pia Harris as Spoletta.
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tommaso Pollio
DIRECTOR: Rachel McDonald
DESIGNER: Robbie Harrold
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON TRYBOOKING. $65 adult/$100 premium/$35 for under 25s
INAUGURAL FREEZE FRAME OPERA MASQUERADE BALL
Saturday 24 AUGUST 2019 at 7.00 pm
On 24 AUGUST 2019 FREEZE FRAME OPERA will host its inaugural OPERA BALL at Government House Ballroom. This will be a thrilling night of opera performance, wonderful food by Samphire Catering, design by Villa Kula, a DJ and dancing.
Dress for a masked ball and become immersed in the opera!
Famous excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata will be performed by Naomi Johns (Violetta), Paul O’Neill (Alfredo), Michael Lewis (Germont) and Harriet Marshall (Flora/Annina) with musical director and pianist - Tommaso Pollio. This will be an immersive opera experience - a night of beautiful music - in the glorious Government House Ballroom, together with amazing food, drinks and dancing.
To book click on the link below. Tickets $175 including the opera performance, food, drinks and other entertainment. Cocktail style with seating provided for the opera performance.
VIP tables of 12 also available for premium seating for opera performance and table service.
To book: www.trybooking.com/ZNMT
OPERA AT KIDOGO
If you enjoyed our night of Mozart Opera at Kidogo as much as we enjoyed performing it, you’ll be pleased to hear we are planning for more OPERA AT KIDOGO in 2019, starting with a fabulous night of Verdi opera on 2 March 2019, French opera on 9 March 2019 and Cabaret songs on 12 April 2019. The concerts will feature several top WA singers with Musical Director and pianist, Caroline Badnall.
Click on the following links to book:
Verdi Opera on 2 March with Naomi Johns, Ileana Rinaldi, Kristin Bowtell and Jun Zhang: www.trybooking.com/ZSKV
French Opera on 9 March with Emma Pettemerides, Nicole Youl, Jake Bigwood and Brigitte Heuser: www.trybooking.com/ZXKX
Cabaret songs on 12 April with Caitlin Cassidy, Prudence Sanders, Matt Reuben James Ward and Robert Hofmann: www.trybooking.com/ZSLA
CHRISTMAS AT THE QUARRY
FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER AND SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 2019
Save the date for Christmas 2019! Freeze Frame Opera will be back at the Quarry Amphitheatre for another marvellous evening of opera hits and Christmas cheer. Celebrate the magic of Christmas at the Quarry with FFOs superb cast of Western Australian opera singers and musicians.