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Star Navigator | CANCELLED

World Premiere

  • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020 - 7:30PM

We have been formally notified by West Australian Opera that Star Navigator on Saturday 28 March has been cancelled.

Please read their formal statement here.

All ticket holders will be receiving an email shortly.


World Premiere performance!

Based on the true story of Tupaia, a Tahitian star navigator who sailed with James Cook on the Endeavour, this beautiful and haunting work explores the 1770 meeting of two master mariners. Each is from a vastly different place and culture. As they journey together the understanding they develop highlights not only their differences but shared terror, love of the sea and the worlds around them.

Star Navigator is a new work by Tim Finn OBE originally commissioned by West Australian Opera, New Zealand Opera and Victorian Opera supported by the state government of Western Australia.

This landmark event will be presented as a staged concert featuring international soloists with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in a world premiere performance.

Sung in English and Tahitian


James Cook James Clayton
Tupaia Ta’u Pupu’a
Purea Marlena Devoe
Narrator Célestine Hitiura Vaite

WASO Chorus

Composer and Lyricist* Tim Finn
Conductor Christopher van Tuinen
Arrangement & Additional Music Tom McLeod
Tahitian Monologist Célestine Hitiura Vaite

Additional lyrics by Gary Henderson


Group 10+
Purchase 10+ Concession tickets in A, B or C Reserve and one ticket will be complimentary.

Under 40?
Grab a C Reserve ticket for only $30! 

Concessions apply to
Full-time students
Seniors Card Holders


Starts 7:30pm

*Times are approximate and subject to change at any time.


A 'Grab and Go' menu will be available pre-show at this event.
Meals you will often find at this station range from curries, braises, gourmet burgers and substantial salads, right through to lighter options such as sushi, special fries and gourmet pies.

The menu will be uploaded to this event page closer to the event.

Presented by West Australian Opera