Adapted from Lewis Carroll by Gary Bachlund & Marilyn Barnett
After the stories of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the
two acts for eighteen soli (playing multiple parts) and chamber orchestra
[ duration: circa 2½ hours ]
two acts of this one opera are the classic stories of Lewis Carroll, with
all the memorable characters of the stories, with a libretto almost entirely
by Lewis Carroll -- i.e., drawn almost wholly from the texts themselves.
Through words from his own letters, Lewis Carroll himself plays himself --
the historical Charles Dodgson -- as well as the parts of the Gryphon in Act
One and the White Knight in Act Two, including something of his interaction
with the real Alice Liddell and her parents.
is wholly intended that the two acts may stand alone, each as a one-act
opera, in which case the individual titles of the acts are the operas'
names. If so, there is a short prelude for strings to "Through the
Looking-Glass" entitled "Christ Church Meditation," a work which is also
available as an organ solo, which may be used to begin the performance.
List and Orchestra Details
Video of the Christ Church Meditation
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Through the Looking Glass
Related Pages: "Alice"
Songs (1991) for high or medium voice and piano
Christ Church Meditation (2001) for organ