GERALD BARRY (b.1952): Alice’s Adventures Underground.
Catalogue Number: 11X052
Description: 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 colorful characters in this joyful, headlong rush into a world gone deliciously mad. This release is based on the original production of the same title, a co-production between Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Irish National Opera. Info on libretto availability absent. Claudia Boyle (soprano), Clare Presland (mezzo), Hilary Summers (conralto), Gavan Ring (tenor), Alan Ewing (bass), Irish National Opera, Irish Chamber Orchestra; André de Ridder.