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Members of the West Australian Opera’s Young Artists group in the Ballroom

Restart the Arts • Review – Society of Opera Lovers showcase West Australian Opera’s Young Artists

The Young Artists Showcase was presented as part of the Restart the Arts with Government House initiative

The vibrant and varied talents of West Australian Opera’s Young Artists were on display at a special event on Friday, 11th September.

Sopranos Brianna Louwen and Chelsea Burns, mezzo Chelsea Kluga, and baritones Matthew Dixon and Lachlann Lawton shared the limelight in arias and ensembles by Mozart, Bizet, Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Délibes and Puccini.

Rising star accompanist Adrian Soares showed his skill in rendering orchestral scores, and in a special cameo appearance Leanne Puttick shared her insights into conducting opera.

Opera Lovers are a not-for-profit incorporated body committed to supporting and assisting opera in Western Australia.

About the Young Artists program:

Now in its 10th year, West Australian Opera’s Wesfarmers Arts Young Artist program provides a world-class mentorship experience for Western Australia’s most talented young singers.

The Young Artist program is designed as an elite mentoring experience with regular coaching, masterclasses with world artists, workshops and performances opportunities designed to develop skills and stagecraft. The support of Wesfarmers Arts and the Bendat family over many years has seen many graduates build successful careers on opera stages both locally, nationally and internationally.

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