Irish National Opera presents Alice's Adventures Under Ground

21 May 2021


A co-production with the Royal Opera House
In partnership with the Irish Chamber Orchestra

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.

“brilliant in every surreal detail” The Guardian

“the brilliant Claudia Boyle as Alice, who seemed to possess limitless stamina and who took every extreme vocal demand in her stride”. Opera magazine

“Claudia Boyle negotiated the stratospheric role with peerless virtuosity.” Evening Standard

“Antony McDonald’s production and designs are candy for the eyes.” Opera magazine

“If anything will convince people that opera is alive and awake it is this, with its glorious vitality, inventiveness and–as Barry likes to insist–tunes coming out of its ears.” New Statesman

“Its place in the repertoire of houses the world over is surely already assured.” Opera magazine