The Governor records a message for his patronage the WA Opera
The Governor records a video message in support of the WA Opera

‘On camera’ for the WA Opera and an update with the Perth USAsia Centre


2021 promises to be an exciting season for the WA Opera with a special 30th Anniversary Gala Concert celebrating the iconic City of Perth Opera in the Park event, as well as a packed program of performances across the year.

As patron of WA Opera, the Governor today received an update from Executive Director Carolyn Chard AM on how the 2021 season is shaping up, as well as recording a special video message in honour of the company’s Opera in the Park anniversary year.

As part of his message the Governor congratulated the company and its supporters on an exciting program to come, and encouraged West Australians to get behind WA’s professional opera company which has been a part of the WA arts landscape for over 50 years. More information on the 2021 program can be found here


The Governor welcomed representatives from the Perth USAsia Centre today, including CEO Professor Gordon Flake, Board Director Professor Stephen Smith and newly appointed Senior Policy Fellow Ms Hayley Channer.

A foreign and defence policy expert, Ms Channer has recently joined the Centre from the Department of Defence and will be based in Canberra, working to produce analysis on foreign and defence policy in the Indo-Pacific.

The Perth USAsia Centre is an international policy think-tank aimed at fostering stronger relationships between Australia, the Indo-Pacific and the United States, and is based at the University of Western Australia.

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