Alice's Adventures Under Ground
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. Meet a kaleidoscope of colourful characters in this joyful, headlong rush into a world gone deliciously mad.
Film based on the original production of the same title, a co-production between Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Irish National Opera
Available to buy on demand from 5 November - 4 December. Your ticket gives you access to view the opera for 7 days.
Sung in English with English subtitles
Alice's Adventures Under Ground In Focus, a free online introduction to the opera with Andrew Gavin takes place on 15 November. Booking for this event is available here.
“brilliant in every surreal detail” - The Guardian
“how does Claudia Boyle’s Alice manage to hit so many top Cs? apparently there are 98” - The Stage
“Antony McDonald’s production and designs are candy for the eyes” - Opera magazine
FILMED AT NATIONAL OPERA HOUSE, WEXFORD
AUDIO RECORDED AT UNIVERSITY CONCERT HALL, LIMERICK
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Cast and Creative Team
|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|
|Conductor||André de Ridder|
|Director & Designer||Antony McDonald|
|Lighting Designer||Fabiana Piccioli|
|Associate Director||Daniella Urbas|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Neill Brinkworth|
|Associate Video Designer||Alexander Gunnarsson|
|Movement Director||Lucy Burge|
|Assistant Conductor||Elaine Kelly|
|Director for Film||Hugh O'Conor|
|Cinematographer & Editor||Hugh Chaloner|
|Irish Chamber Orchestra|