Ballet review: Alice in Wonderland (Royal Opera House)
Review by: Alexa Williamson
Performance date: 17 March 2012
Rating: **** (out of 5)
Royal Opera House, London
Nutshell review: Why I generally love only 17th-19th century Italian opera, I don’t know. Probably because it is so pretty. However, happily, this new production of Alice in Wonderland is also very beautiful and worth catching. In fact, it was so popular that it had two runs. As long as you know the story, or don’t, you are all set. This is Lewis Carroll’s famous story about Alice in Wonderland, the little girl who goes down a rabbit hole in to Wonderland, and what happens to her in a mystical land, ie her adventures there.
Well-danced and with beautiful, imaginative sets and costumes, you can’t help but fall in love with this production as it is, visually and emotionally, extremely captivating. Thank you Christopher Wheeldon for bringing this to the stage.
Alice in Wonderland (Royal Opera House official site)