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City of Perth's Opera in the Park - The Barber of Seville

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by Paola (subscribe)
Opera under the stars
Supreme Court Gardens - Perth

There is nothing more romantic than a picnic under the stars at the Supreme Court Gardens. Once you are there, everything gets a different flavour, with that light filtering through those ancient trees. Unexpectedly, our partner seems to have a vague resemblance with Brad Pitt. The sausage rolls have a sudden hint of caviar and the cheap beer reminds us of champagne we used to like. Even the children seem to frolic around in an idyllic trouble-free surreal atmosphere.

I think of it as being in a magic place where the exhaustion of a day at work vanishes and this feeling of wonder and excitement takes over. Maybe you have already experienced it during Carols by Candlelight, now you can experience it again. City of Perth is holding a magnificent, elegant and free event that will enthuse most of you, opera lovers.

You will have the chance to see the West Australian Opera Chorus and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra at their best. A bonus for the Italian speakers or wanna be speakers is that the Opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles, just as in its original version when Rossini composed it.

City of Perth is creating an annual recurrence with Opera in the Park to spoil its residents and visitors. The event is supported by Lotterywest to connect people in regional centres through a live simulcast. This year there is also Healthway contributing with the message "Alcohol. Think again".

Bring a picnic, your family and friends and enjoy an evening with Rossini's comic opera. Immerse yourself in the outrageous antics of one of opera's favourite characters, Figaro, as he devises one intrigue after another to help Count Almaviva win the heart of the beautiful Rosina.
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When: Friday 6 March at 8pm
Where: Supreme Court Gardens, corner of Barrack Street & Riverside Drive, Perth
Cost: Free
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