Scored for: Soprano soloists, Children's chorus, SATB chorus and flute/alto sax, trumpet, trombone, percussion [drums, cymbals (kit style for 1 player), glock, sound FX various] accordion, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass, piano
Duration: 40 mins
Additional Info: Wonderland Restored is a cut down and simplified version of the opera Alice's Adventures in Wonderland which was commissioned by Opera Holland Park in 2013 with words by Maggie Gottlieb. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first performed in July 2013 and was performed for five consecutive years at Opera Holland Park to sell out audiences meeting with rave reviews. It was also produced at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2015.
Wonderland Restored was commissioned by Opera North for their Big Sing regional project in 2019. This 40 minute version of the original opera uses a reduced cast and simplified songs for Key Stage 2 (Years 5 and 6).
The full opera is available on the Signum Classics album Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, featuring the cast of the Opera Holland Park production.
I Flew High In My Dreams is a song from this opera and is available as a separate vocal score.
Please see here for more information about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland reviews, casts and performances.
The main character, Alice, is 11 and completely marvellous. This is a soprano role.
Below is a cast list for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. In Wonderland Restored the following parts were sung by the chorus and as step out lines:
Alice's Mother also plays the Mad Hatter. They share certain characteristics such as being highly strung. Alice's mother is a frustrated romantic.
Alice's Father is also the Queen of Hearts. The Queen of Hearts is extremely fierce but possibly, beneath, she is just misunderstood....
Alice's two gluttonous siblings are voracious and evil. They are also Tweedledum and Tweedledee who can be palliated with food offerings.
The White Rabbit is a lapin superstar.
Bottle is a singer and purveyor of dodgy liquids - and a bit of a prima donna.
The role of the Dormouse who is very tired and often found in the environs of tea.
Cheshire Cat is a sarcastic cat, he comes and goes as he pleases. He can be catty or feline, depending on his mood but don't be fooled by that smile.
Caterpillar is a dreamer of dreams and smoker of things.
Humpty Dumpty is a pompous egghead and played by the same singer as the Duchess who is mad, very forgetful and highly romantic.
March Hare is a hare with depressive tendencies.
White Knight, a chivalrous idealist with limited practical use.
Victorians SATB chorus
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Wonderland Restored are both published by Tyalgum Press in collaboration with Opera Holland Park.
PLEASE NOTE ANY PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF THIS WORK MUST SECURE RIGHTS FROM THE PRODUCERS C/O TYALGUM PRESS
Vocal Score ISMN 9790570700608, Catalogue Number TP700608
Children's Chorus Vocal Score ISMN 9790570701209, Catalogue Number 701209
Full Score ISMN 9790570700622, Catalogue Number TP700622
Instrumental Parts ISMN 9790570700615, Catalogue Number TP700615
Instrumentation: Fl/A Sax, Trptt, Trb, Perc [drums, cymbals (kit style for 1 player), glock, sound FX various], Acc, Vln 1, Vln 2, Vc, Db, Pno