So much more than Opera!
SWOC invites people of all ages to come along and join in the delights of presenting live performances with a family of people who love to sing. Arrange a time to pop in to one of our rehearsals to see if the fit is right for you.Not only do you we have an adult arm of the Company, but we are also looking to the future by providing an opportunity to young and energetic singers in our community to join our Choir – the Junior SWOClets (primary school) and our Senior SWOClets (high school) are equipping young performers with the skills and experience to take their musical dreams to the next level if they wish. Or they can just come along and have fun with their peers. Many young people who have had an association with SWOC have gone on to study at WAAPA and pursue professional careers in music.
Although, some unexpected requests have been made of the Company lately. The most recent stand out was singing opera classics, dressed in gowns on the back of a vintage truck in 3 different locations around Bunbury for the Bunbury Fringe Festivals Opera-On-The-Move in 2021. We had a blast!!!
Every two years the Company presents a major theatrical production with amazing sets, costumes, and a live orchestra at the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) with the assistance of their professional technical and support team.
Past productions to receive high praise was that of “The Fiddler on the Roof” in 2016 and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2014. Our 2021 production, and the third showcase for SWOC of the highly popular musical “Les Misérables”, will no doubt once again provide the South West audiences with something to remember for years to come.
The South West Opera Company Inc is grateful for the support from all our sponsors in assisting us in making the arts accessible to all members of our local community.
SWOC’s mission is ‘To produce and perform high standard, quality Classical and Contemporary Music with Voice and Instruments in a Spirit of Friendship and Teamwork’.
The South West Opera Company Inc is proud of the atmosphere and community that exists within the company. Seasoned performers and talented newcomers alike share in the enthusiasm and joy that makes the company very special.