Still More Alice Theater Across the Pond

Will Todd’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns to Opera Holland Park this summer, for the best that children’s opera has to offer.  They show amazing good taste as well, as they have linked to our site on their page!  Shows begin July 19th!

New World Jabberwocky

From our good friends at the Cassady Collection at USC (hosts of our Fall Meeting 2013) comes this entry to their annual Wonderland Award.  Quite stunning.  You can see the entire collection of videos uploaded by the Wonderland Awards on their YouTube channel here.

A New Full-Length Alice Opera

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.)

New Alice Opera for Families in Holland Park

The HatterOne 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.

UPDATE 8/16:

And here’s a review of the production in London’s Holland Park.