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The Nightingale
3 - 4 October 2020
His Majesty's Theatre

The Nightingale

3 - 4 October 2020 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by West Australian Opera in association with the AWESOME Festival, Co:3 Australia, WA Youth Orchestra, WA Youth Theatre Company, WA Young Voices

The Nightingale is an opera for young people, performed by young people, for all to enjoy.

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen the opera tells of an Emperor of China who is enchanted by the singing of a nightingale in his garden.

The Emperor of China convinces the nightingale to sing for him but when the Emperor of Japan arrives with the gift of a mechanical nightingale, he becomes obsessed with his new toy and the real nightingale flies away.

Struck down by illness and with his mechanical nightingale now broken, the Emperor begs the nightingale to return and sing for him again. She agrees, but on the condition that she is allowed to sing for all the people, both the high and low born.

In an exciting and unique collaboration between six companies, WAO is proud to present this work with Co3, WA Young Voices, WA Youth Orchestra and WA Youth Theatre Company as part of the AWESOME Festival.

Cast and Creatives
Composer Imant Raminsh

Sung in English

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

Choose your own opera package

Save 10% when you select 2 or more shows to suit your tastes and your diary in a year full to the brim of opera.

A Reserve

  • $45.00 Adult
  • $40.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Senior Card Holders)
  • $40.00 Child (16 years and under)

B Reserve

  • $40.00 Adult
  • $35.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Senior Card Holders)
  • $35.00 Child (16 years and under)

C Reserve

  • $35.00 Adult
  • $30.00 Concession (Full time Students, Pensioners, Senior Card Holders)
  • $30.00 Child (16 years and under)

Groups (9+)

  • $40.00 A Reserve
  • $35.00 B Reserve
  • $30.00 C Reserve
  • Receive 1 complimentary ticket for every 9 tickets purchased.
  • Phone (08) 6212 9291 or email 

Pricing and Fee Information

Web: $3.95 if cart values is $36 or less, $5.95 if cart value is more than $36. 
Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
All tickets/items prices include GST if applicable and are quoted in Australian dollars.
Ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted, either up or down, based on real-time market demand, and without notice.
Please note ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment – this can include but is not limited to people with autism, sensory sensitivities, learning disabilities, dementia as well as those living with anxiety or who have experienced trauma. We maintain the creative integrity of each show, making minor modifications to sensory elements like lighting and sound. Patrons may come and go should they need to.

  • Sunday 4 October 2020 at 11am
  • Performance will be released for sale in 2020. To register your interest, please email

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