Ex criminal lawyer turned opera singer Harriet Marshall is a graduate of WAAPA, the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and of the WA Opera Young Artist program. She is the founder of Perth based opera company, Freeze Frame Opera (established in 2016.)
Harriet has a long list of feature roles, including the Fourth Maid in Elektra for West Australia Opera, Adriana Xenides in the Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production of Xenides. She played Gretel l for Opera Australia and was the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with WACO.
Despite these incredible artistic achievements, Harriet is being inducted for her initiative in founding Freeze Frame Opera (FFO), now in its fourth year. Her vision is to extend and reframe the art form of opera. In a way that reflects and challenges our current world and transforms our community. To reach a diverse audience of all ages, and to celebrate and develop local talent.
The result is a successful not for profit incorporated association and a registered charity. Which provides opportunities for singers, instrumentalists, stage and lighting designers, and directors, to secure career-building employment in WA. FFO has also built an ever-widening audience of opera lovers that will ensure the viability of this art form in WA into the future.
Accessibility and outreach are at the heart of the FFO vision. FFO is looking to expand the number of children and young adults exposed to opera for the first time, as well as those in regional or disadvantaged areas of WA.
The WA Women’s Hall of Fame is celebrating 10 years!
International Women’s Day is celebrated in numerous countries around the world and dates to 1909 when the first day was observed in the USA.
In Western Australia, the WA Women’s Hall of Fame was launched to celebrate the Centenary of International Women’s Day. Since it has been managed under the stewardship of the WA Women’s Hall of Fame Inc, since 2017.
The Women’s Hall of Fame is an incredible record of the diversity in life for women around our State. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Reflecting on how far we have come, and how far we still must go to realise gender equality.
Harriet joins Bec on The Mornings Show: