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Gerald Barry: Alice's Adventures Under Ground

 28 November 2016 at 7.30pm 

Gerald Barry: Alice's Adventures Under Ground

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

Britten Sinfonia
Thomas Adès conductor
Barbara Hannigan Alice
Allison Cook Red Queen, Queen of Hearts, Duchess, Mock Turtle
Hilary Summers White Queen, Dormouse, Tiger Lily, Mock Turtle, Cook
Allan Clayton White King, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Tweedledum, Frog Footman, Fawn
Peter Tantsits March Hare, Tweedledee, Mock Turtle, Fish Footman
Mark Stone White Knight, Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, Soldier
Joshua Bloom Humpty Dumpty, King of Hearts, Red Knight, Mock Turtle

Opera through the looking glass: Lewis Carroll meets classical music’s funniest living composer in Gerald Barry’s uproarious new opera.

The surreal imagination of Carroll collides with the off-the-wall humour of the composer in what’ll surely be the most entertaining operatic premiere of the year. Nothing’s as it seems: apart from a knockout cast conducted by Thomas Adès.

The inimitable Barbara Hannigan sings the role of Alice – and if you saw her in Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest, you definitely won’t want to miss her in this: Barry’s described it as ’the next logical step‘. The Daily Telegraph, meanwhile, described Barry’s last opera as ’completely bonkers‘ – which is probably nearer the mark. Only a Mad Hatter would miss Alice.

Gerald Barry : Alice's Adventures Under Ground

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