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Under Ground at the Royal Opera House

London’s Royal Opera House will be presenting Gerald Barry’s opera Alice’s Adventures Under Ground February 3–9 , 2020. Described as “fun, furious, frantic, and utterly fantastic! The surreal world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice, both in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, is given an extra twist in operatic treatment. At less than an hour for… [read full post]

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Excellent Article in WSJ on David Del Tredici’s ‘Child Alice’

As the article says:  “David Del Tredici’s ambitious ‘Child Alice’ reveals a complicated vision.” More importantly, the performance was recorded, to be released in 2017. What I like about this article is its stance on the establishment’s take on difference – even when that establishment is nontraditional.  The atonal powers-that-be dismissed this out of hand,… [read full post]

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ALICE, A Steampunk Concert Fantasy at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas

Well, I guess it had to happen sooner or later, a Las Vegas Alice show.  Performed infrequently, check the show’s page on the official Hard Rock website for details.  Next performance appears to be May 20. From the Las Vegas Sun: Alice: A Steampunk Rock Opera at Vinyl in the Hard Rock Hotel, and the eight-member… [read full post]

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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… [read full post]

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New Alice Opera for Families in Holland Park

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… [read full post]

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