Our Gala Event. A Night at the Opera.

Break out the dinner jacket and kick up your heels; you’re invited to a sublime concert performance of operatic masterworks featuring acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin.
From Beethoven, Wagner and Strauss, we’ll journey from Fidelio’s Prison to Salome’s Palace, shining a spotlight on Barkmin’s phenomenal talent and showcasing the full force of your West Australian Symphony Orchestra in the hands of conductor Asher Fisch.

The Helpmann Award winning concert!    

In August 2018 the acclaimed German soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin made her Australian debut in WASO’s Tristan und Isolde (available to purchase on CD online) and blew everyone away. WASO took home two prestigious Helpmann Awards for Best Individual Classical Music Performance (Asher Fisch) and Best Symphony Orchestra Concert (WASO) earlier this month. From the roar of the audience it was clear that Perth wanted more of this exceptional artist. Barkmin is renowned worldwide as one of the finest exponents of Salome, so she concludes this gala event with the dramatic final scene of Strauss’ extraordinary opera.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the most remarkable voices of our generation.

“She gave an extraordinarily complete portrayal… It’s always a joy to hear a singer in their native tongue, and [Barkmin’s] linguistic authority made every syllable count.”
- Limelight magazine

BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Overture
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Abscheulicher! wo eilst du hin?
MAHLER Blumine
STRAUSS, R. Four Last Songs
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Entrance of the Guests
WAGNER Tannhäuser: Dich, teure Halle
STRAUSS, R. Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils
STRAUSS, R. Salome: Final scene

Gun-Brit Barkmin soprano
Asher Fisch conductor

Sung in German with English surtitles.

Pre-concert Talk
Join Kathie Drake on Friday from 6:45-7:10pm and 4:15-4:40pm Sunday at the Terrace Level Corner Stage prior to the concert. All concert-goers are welcome.

Asher Fisch appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts
“Gun-Brit Barkmin… was a revelation.”
- The Australian

Make a Gala night of it!

To celebrate this special night on the WASO calendar you can enjoy a sumptuous pre-concert Gala Dinner for $50 (Friday) or pre-concert Gala High Tea for $35 (Sunday), including complimentary bubbles^ on arrival. 

Bookings essential*. Pre-order online below or call our friendly box office staff on 9326 0000.

Friday - Gala Dinner 
Available from 5:30pm
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Sunday - Gala High Tea
Available from 3pm
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*Bookings for Dinner must be made before 12noon Tue 20 Aug / Gala High Tea before 12noon Thu 22 Aug


^Or choose from available wine, beer or soft drink.


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