For fans of Alice and classical music, here’s news via LCSNA member C.M. Rubin about a new full-length Alice opera. Composer (and opera singer) Dr. Gary Bachlund has created two one act operas, one for Wonderland and one for Looking-Glass, that can be performed separately or together. Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone produce this during the upcoming Alice150 festivities in NYC in 2015?
To read the interview, click me.
And here’s a bit of the score. (If the video doesn’t load, try refreshing this page in your browser.)
One of our Mimsy Minions alerted us to this item: composer Will Todd (who wrote the Queen’s Jubilee anthem, among other things) has composed a family-oriented opera inspired by Alice’s adventures. He notes that it’s not a literal adaptation, more like a single adventure with Alice and some of the familiar characters.
The opera premiered this July in Holland Park, so we will have to see if more productions follow! To read more about the piece, click me.
And here’s a review of the production in London’s Holland Park.