Alice's Adventures in Operaland.

A young girl and a white rabbit are transported to a wonderful world where everyone sings in this new creation for young families

23 MAY 2015

Join Alice and the White Rabbit as they are transported to Operaland, a world where the scenes and songs of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and other much-loved operas await discovery. This enchanting new production is specially designed to introduce young children and primary school students to the joy of opera.

We continue our tradition of performing opera for young audiences by combining much-loved operatic music with the magical story of Alice in Wonderland. In 2015, young families and schools are invited to discover the magic of Mozart and the beauty of Rossini as they follow Alice and the White Rabbit through a brand new world called Operaland.

Single tickets now available. BOOK ONLINE >

Relaxed Performance tickets now available. BOOK ONLINE >

Presented in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne. Supported by Victorian Opera Education Syndicate.


Composer Various and Richard Mills

Librettist Various and Libby Hill

Conductor Phoebe Briggs

Director Libby Hill

Set and Costume Designer Isaac Lummis

Lighting Design Peter Darby


Featuring Kate Amos, Nathan Lay, Elizabeth Lewis, Emma Muir-Smith, Michael Petruccelli, Cristina Russo & Matthew Tng

Featuring the students of the Master of Music (Opera Performance), a collaboration between Victorian Opera and the Melbourne Conservation of Music, University of Melbourne.

Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra



Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne


  • Saturday 23 May 2015, 11.30am*
  • Saturday 23 May 2015, 2.00pm
  • Saturday 23 May 2015, 5.30pm

Sung in German, French, Italian with English surtitles.
60 minutes with no interval. *Accessible performance.


  • Online: Click here to BOOK ONLINE >
  • Phone: Arts Centre Melbourne on  1300 182 183
  • In person: Arts Centre Melbourne Box Office, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne. Click here to find out more.
  • Pricing: Tickets $25 - $30 children and $35 - $40 adult. Concession and VOyage ($30 tickets for 30 years and under) available. Transaction fees apply
  • School Group Bookings: *School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Call Arts Centre Melbourne on (03) 9281 8582.
  • 2015 Season subscriptions have now closed. For all subscription queries and bookings, please call 1300 822 849.


Find our more about our accessible peformances >

  • Tactile tour - Saturday 23 May, 10.50am
  • Audio described performance - Saturday 23 May, 11.30am

Bring opera to the classroom.

Victorian Opera's for Schools program offers an unique experience for students to experience the world of opera, enhance their musical eductation and have fun. Visit our website to find out how we can tailor an opera experience for your students >



  • Dates: 21 May (10.00am) & 22 May (1.00pm) at Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne
  • Pricing: $15 per student
  • School bookings: School group booking of 10. One free Adult ticket per school group. Book online > or call (03) 9281 8582.
  • Find out more about our 2015 Season school performances >


Would you like to introduce your Grade Preps to the sounds of an opera singer? Give your VCE Theatre Studies class an intensive workshop on Lighting Design? We are able to create a tailored incursion for your school delivered by our team of relevant specialists. Please get in touch and we’ll chat to you further about how to introduce your students to the many elements of opera.

When: All year round
What: Workshops, tailored activities, outreach, school tickets, resources
How: Contact Deborah Vanderwerp, Education Officer via email or call 03 9001 6413



The Wall

Alice Costumes

Costume Designer Isaac Lummis has done it again. Click here to see more of the gorgeous costume designs.

Sneak Peek

Look it's Alice in Paris. Here's a sneaky behind the scenes look from our Alice's Adventures in Operaland photo-shoot.

Set Design

Our set designs have arrived, drawn by our talented design agency, 'Trout Creative Thinking'.

Alice lives here

Rehearsals for Alice's Adventures in Operaland are taking place behind this door...


Check out today's 'The Age' to read a great article about Alice's Adventures in Operaland in The University of Melbourne's 'Voice' lift-out. Read it here.


Alice's Relaxed Performance is featured in 'The Age'. Read more about it here.

Photo Album

Check out our amazing photo album of Alice's Adventures in Operaland here.