Opera star back in town

Aldo Di Toro.
Aldo Di Toro.

Di Toro graduated from the WA Conservatorium of Music and made his debut with the West Australian Opera before winning awards that enabled him to study overseas.

He now lives in Italy and performs around the world, but when he returns to Perth for Friday’s performance, it will not be as a singer but as an actor in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.

In the play by Iranian multi-disciplinary theatremaker Nassim Soleimanpour, which follows other productions in multiple languages in more than 20 cities worldwide, Di Toro will see the script for the first time minutes before he walks on to the stage.

As many actors have before him, he and the audience will journey into the unknown together.

They will stumble on the humorous, the terrifying and the utterly human, exploring the limits of liberty.

Soleimanpour wrote the play after his passport was revoked for refusing to do national service.

He said he created White Rabbit, Red Rabbit as a way to travel the globe in a way that he could not.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit shows this Friday, September 12, at 8pm at Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Thornlie.

Tickets from $18.80 to $25.50 via 9493 4577 or gosnells.wa.gov.au.