Please see below for details of FFO’s planned activities for the remainder of 2018, and 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 and Opera at Kidogo, as well as our inaugural OPERA BALL at Government House Ballroom! We hope to see you at the opera!
CHRISTMAS AT THE QUARRY
FRIDAY 21 DECEMBER AND SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER 2018
Join Freeze Frame Opera for a 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, musicians and dancers. Fill yourselves with the joy of Christmas as we light up our big FFO Christmas tree.
Starring Prudence Sanders, Emma Pettemerides, Naomi Johns, Ileana Rinaldi, Sam Roberts-Smith, Lachlann Lawton, Jake Bigwood, Harriet Marshall, Jun Zhang, Tommaso Pollio (piano) and Bec White (violin).
Directed by Andries Weidemann. Musical director Tommaso Pollio.
Be enthralled. Be entranced. Be uplifted.
BYO picnic, drinks and low chair. Tickets $50 / $35. Doors open 6 pm for 7 pm start.
Ezereve playing from 6 pm.
19 - 23 FEBRUARY 2019
FFO is adapting this wonderful work by Dvorak, based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, into a 45 minute version of the opera that will be suitable for school children. 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. The cast is comprised of a witch (Caitlin Cassidy/Harriet Marshall), a water goblin (Kris Bowtell), a prince (Jun Zhang) and a little mermaid (Prudence Sanders/Harriet Marshall).
Caroline Badnall (pianist and musical director) has adapted the score and Anya Seabourne, together with Rachel McDonald are setting the new English text. Robbie Harrold is working on an amazing (and portable) design and the show will be directed by Andries Weidemann. We can't wait to launch this show in February 2019 at Camelot Theatre, and subsequently plan our tours around WA.
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
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
FFO AT THE QUARRY
14, 15 AND 16 MARCH 2019
TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH TICKETMASTER. 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.
SAVE THE DATE … OPERA BALL
Please keep 24 AUGUST 2019 reserved for the inaugural FREEZE FRAME 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!
To book click on the link below. Tickets $175 including opera performance, food and drinks. 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.
Click on the following links to book:
Verdi Opera on 2 March: www.trybooking.com/ZSKV
French Opera on 9 March: www.trybooking.com/ZXKX
Cabaret songs on 12 April: www.trybooking.com/ZSLA