Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - A Family Opera
A FAMILY OPERA BY WILL TODD & MAGGIE GOTTLIEB
Opera Collective Ireland presents the Irish premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, an opera for all the family based on Lewis Carroll’s beloved children’s book. Composed by Will Todd with a libretto by Maggie Gottlieb, this fun and engaging opera opened to rave reviews at its Opera Holland Park premiere in 2013. Directed by Caroline Chaney with set and costume designs by Leslie Travers, Opera Collective Ireland’s touring production features a vibrant young Irish cast and the Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Stephen Barlow.
11-year-old Alice is jolted out of her daydreams when she meets a talking Rabbit who insists she follow him to a mysterious Wonderland… In this fantastical place Alice comes across a number of peculiar characters, including a relaxed caterpillar, a happy cat, a depressive hare, a white knight, a romantic duchess, a mad hatter and a sleepy dormouse, and learns that all is not well in Wonderland…
From the familiar characters, blues-inspired music and comic texts, this can be enjoyed by audiences young and old.