Lewis Carroll's classic tale comes to life in this witty family opera
The classic tale of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland comes to life in this quirky and delightful family opera. Follow Alice down the rabbit hole on her adventures where she encounters a whole host of peculiar characters including a relaxed caterpillar, happy cat, depressive hare, mad hatter and sleepy dormouse. Find out why all is not well in Wonderland and why the Queen of Hearts is so cross.
Will Todd’s score, performed by a small orchestra, is an eclectic mix of jazz, musical and opera and perfectly accompanies the witty libretto to create a fun and engaging story that remains true to the original book.
Commissioned and originally produced by Opera Holland Park
WNO’s return to the stage is supported by Colwinston Charitable Trust
Cast & Creative
Alice is 11 years old, and lives in a town that’s not terribly exciting. On a dull Wednesday in the summer holidays Alice and her family get caught in a downpour while wandering around the town. They rush to nearest shelter, in what turns out to be a pet shop – much to Alice’s parents’ delight. Alice is lost in a daydream... Suddenly she is jolted out of her dreams by one of the animals – a white rabbit – who starts talking to her...
Before Alice knows it she’s whisked off down the rabbit-hole where she meets a whole host of fantastic characters including a relaxed caterpillar, happy cat, depressive hare, mad hatter and sleepy dormouse.
The Queen of Hearts is very cross and after the Mad Hatter’s tea party, all of the residents are forced to work in her jam tart factory, under the watchful eyes of Tweedledum and Tweedledee. It’s Alice’s job to save Wonderland.