Alice's Adventures Under Ground | Gerald Barry

Alice's Adventures Under Ground | Gerald Barry

Available to buy on demand from 5 November - 4 December. Your ticket gives you access to view the film for 7 days. 

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.

Captured specifically for the screen, this one-hour opera is ideal as a family treat.

Meet a kaleidoscope of colourful characters in this joyful, headlong rush into a world gone deliciously mad. 

“Antony McDonald’s production and designs are candy for the eyes” - Opera Magazine

“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

Sung in English with English subtitles.

Album available for purchase via Signum Classics from Friday 5 November

This film is based on the original production of the same title, a co-production between the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Irish National Opera.

Filmed at National Opera House, Wexford. The audio was recorded at University Concert Hall, Limerick. In partnership with Irish Chamber Orchestra.

The cast

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 

Creative team

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

Répétiteur - Richard McGrath

Director for Film - Hugh O'Conor

Cinematographer & Editor - Hugh Chaloner

Audio Production - Ergodos

Irish Chamber Orchestra


Supported by Arts Council Ireland and Culture Ireland

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