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Bizet, Delibes, Handel, Mozart, Verdi

Alice Through the Opera Glass

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
14 Jun 2019 - 15 Jun 2019

A wonderous adventure for the whole family


Peer into the magic looking glass and come on a fantastical journey with Alice and the White Rabbit. Leave Wonderland behind and step into an alternative opera universe, a marvellous world for curious minds that will fascinate young and old alike.

An imagination as abundant as our heroine’s is a pre-requisite for this adventure that leaps across boundaries of opera time and space. Follow the White Rabbit through the corridors of time to meet famous characters from your favourite operas in this wonderfully creative pastiche, which includes music from Bizet, Delibes, Handel, Mozart and Verdi.

Unpredictable enchantment will be the order of the day, as well as a chance to hear the very best young singers from our company family, who are joined by the outstanding students from the University of Melbourne.

Encounter the joy of music, the fun of discovery and the magic of theatre in one special hour.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Friday 14 June, 1:00pm - Relaxed Performance*
Saturday 15 June, 11:00am, 2:00pm**, 5:00pm

Running time is approximately 55 minutes, no interval

Sung in original language with English scene descriptors

Suitable for ages 5+

Patrons' Pre-show Drinks Saturday 15 June

*Relaxed Performance information
**Audio Description available

Price reserve maps for this performance can be found on our Venue Information page. 

Book 2 shows or more as part of a subscription and save 10–30% off single ticket prices.

Schools performances

Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse

Friday 14 June 10:30am
Monday 17 June 10:30am

Student tickets $15 each. One complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students.

Book through Arts Centre Melbourne, Arts Learning Department.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy via Arts Centre Melbourne for this performance, click here.

Find out more about Access All Areas: Livestream program.

Cast & Creatives

Composers Georges Bizet, Léo Delibes, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi
Text Emma Muir-Smith
Conductor Simon Bruckard
Director Brock Roberts
Set Designer Candice MacAllister
Costume Designer Isaac Lummis
Lighting Designer Peter Darby


Alice Georgia Wilkinson
White Rabbit Timothy Reynolds
Soloists Carlos E. Bárcenas, Emily Burke, Shakira Dugan, Stephen Marsh
Chorus Students from the University of Melbourne


Victorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

Book Tickets

Choose Your Own (CYO) Subscription Pricing

Package (Adult) One Reserve
2 Shows CYO $30
3-4 Shows CYO $27
5+ Shows CYO $23

Single Ticket pricing

Price Type One Reserve
Adult $34
Concession $34
Senior $34
30 Years and Under $34
Child (14 years and Under) $30
Family Group (4+) $30
Arts Access $30

Subscription pricing applies to Full/Adult, Concession and 30 Years and Under ticket buyers. Discount savings are calculated on Full Single Ticket prices for 2019. Concession and 30 Years and Under subscription pricing does not apply to Premium seating. Tickets must be purchased in a single transaction as a package. A $8.50 Subscription Processing Fee applies per order to bookings made online, by phone or mail. Subscriptions close on Monday 4 March 2019.

If you have any issues booking subscriptions online, please phone the Victorian Opera Subscription line on 1300 822 849. Please allow up to four weeks to have your subscription processed and to receive your tickets.

For single ticket phone bookings, please call Arts Centre Melbourne on 1300 182 183. Single ticket prices are correct at time of publishing and may vary.