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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 Gerald Barry’s operatic treatment. At less than an hour for the whole opera, this short, sharp shot of mayhem is ideal as a family treat. Antony McDonald (of 2018/19’s Hansel and Gretel) directs and designs this new production – the first ever staging of this musically virtuoso opera – with more than a touch of the Victorian toy theatre. The Red Queen, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter: meet a kaleidoscope of colourful characters in this joyful, headlong rush into a world gone deliciously mad.
Conducted by André de Ridder
Alice Claudia Boyle
Red Queen/The Queen of Hearts/Duchess/Mock Turtle/Passenger 1/Oyster 1 Clare Presland
White Queen/Dormouse/Tiger Lily/Mock Turtle, Cook/Passenger 2/Oyster 2 Hilary Summers
White King/White Rabbit/Mad Hatter/ Tweedledum/Frog Footman/Fawn/Bottle 1/Cake 2/Baby 1/ Passenger 3/Daisy 1 Gavan Ring
March Hare/ Tweedledee/Fish Footman/Guard/Messenger/Bottle 2/Cake 1/Baby 2/Passenger 4/Daisy 2 Peter Tantsits
White Knight/Cheshire Cat/Soldier/Bottle 3, Cake 3/Baby 3/Oyster 3/Passenger 5/Daisy 3 Stephen Richardson
Humpty Dumpty/King of Hearts/Red Knight/Bottle 4/Cake 4/Baby 4/Oyster 4/Passenger 6/Daisy 4 Alan Ewing
Dancers Stephanie Dufresne, Niamh O'Flannagain, Nathan Cornwell
Orchestra Irish Chamber Orchestra
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