Spanish Operatic Passion at the WACA

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 05 Dec 2021

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Presented in association with Perth Festival

7.30pm Friday 25 & Saturday 26 February 2022

Summer nights in Perth set the stage for searing Spanish passion, as West Australian Opera presents Carmen at the iconic WACA Ground over two spectacular performances on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February 2022.

This large-scale outdoor arena event of Bizet's indisputable masterpiece, Carmen, is beautifully presented with all the trimmings and performed by over 150 singers and musicians. 

Perth’s historic cricket ground, scene of many epic sporting moments, now plays host to the dramas of love, betrayal, celebration and tragedy from one of opera's greatest stories.

Carmen is a bold, daring working class woman living life as a free spirit. She sets her sights on Escamillo which incites jealousy in her powerful lover Don José. Hatching a plan to end this epic love triangle and gain her freedom, will the fiery Carmen outsmart Don José? Or will her betrayal lead to shocking consequences?

Australian singers bring this memorable story to life through arias such as the famous Habanera and the Toreador's Song. Carmen is made possible by the talented local ensembles of the West Australian Opera Chorus, the WAO Children's Chorus and full might of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. 

Carmen presented by West Australian Opera is on Friday 25, Saturday 26 February 2022 at the WACA Ground.

For tickets to this West Australian Opera spectacular, click here.

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Find everything you need below to organise a romantic night at the Opera.

Sneak Peek | What to expect

Date & Times

Friday 25 February 2022 @ 7.30pm

Saturday 26 February 2022 @ 7.30pm


WACA Ground, Nelson Crescent, East Perth WA 6004 

Ticket Prices

Best Available (Any Price) | From $15

Premium (Single Seats Only) | $79

A Reserve | From $20

B Reserve | From $15


Duration | 3 hrs including one 30-minute interval


Get Organised | Plan a romantic evening

For your convenience, we've suggested 2 romantic spots to drop in either for an early pre-show dinner or drinks afterwards.

Feel free to make suggestions in comments below.

Getting There / What's Nearby

Dinner / Drinks


Andaluz Bar & Tapas

Ph (08) 9481 0092

21 Howard St, Perth WA 6000
Opening Hours
Friday 4pm–1am
Saturday 6pm–1am



The Spaniard

Ph 0477 799 418

Wesley Quarter, 31 Wolf Ln, Perth WA 6000

Opening Hours

Friday 12pm–12am
Saturday 12pm–12am


CARMEN2. Photo Alana Blowfield

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Level 3, His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth WA 6000

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