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Gerald Barry: Alice's Adventures Under Ground

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Barbican HallSilk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Thomas AdèsConductor
Barbara HanniganSopranoAlice
Hilary SummersMezzo-sopranoWhite Queen/Dormouse
Allison CookMezzo-sopranoRed Queen/Queen of Hearts
Allan ClaytonTenorWhite King/White Rabbit/Mad Hatter/Tweedledum
Peter TantsitsTenorMarch Hare/Tweedledee
Mark StoneBaritoneWhite Knight/Cheshire Cat/Mock Turtle
Joshua BloomBass-baritoneHumpty Dumpty, King of Hearts, Red Knight
Britten Sinfonia

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.


Tickets £15–35 plus booking fee. £3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone. 

Tickets on sale online from Wednesday 10 February 2016 

Allison Cook and Barbara Hannigan © Mark Allan | Barbican
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