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Welcome

Please join us on our journey into the Shimmer Heat!

There is no more exciting event planned in Perth’s arts calendar this year than the world premiere of Nova Ensemble’s opera into the SHIMMER HEAT. The first Opera to take full advantage of the new theatre technologies offered by the magnificent Heath Ledger Theatre in Northbridge. Written and produced in Western Australia.

Starring two great local divas, Sara Macliver and Fiona Campbell, into the SHIMMER HEAT is a contemporary work inspired by the great romantic operas. There are passionate love songs and arias of loss and despair accompanied by brilliant musicians, a fabulous set, extraordinary puppetry and inspiring dance.

This is a story of a modern West Australian family broken and reunited in the desert . At times heartbreakingly sad, it is also uplifting with acts of courage, humour and triumph that inspire. An opera should take its audience on an emotional roller coaster and into the SHIMMER HEAT will certainly deliver that rush.

But it’s also full of the unexpected. The lead character in this opera is mute, and will be performed by a wonderful young dancer, Sofie Burgoyne. The musicians are part of the action, as is the set which continually transforms through the magic of puppetry and animation.

The spectacular visuals include a hot air balloon disaster, a violent storm, vast emptiness, an oasis teaming with life, and a comical camel.

Perth has never seen anything like this independent West Australian production before. Major Production Funding from the State Government is an acknowledgement of its quality, ambition and potential for national and international touring.

Imagine the adventure of being part of this project from the beginning and watching it grow. Consider the benefits of being seen to support this landmark West Australian cultural event.

Phil Thomson, Writer/Director of into the SHIMMER HEAT.

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