EuroArts DVD 2072418
When Korean composer Unsuk Chin’s opera was first performed by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, it caused a sensation among audiences and press. Based on Lewis Carroll’s famous and fascinatingly enigmatic novel Alice in Wonderland, it is a seductive, enchanting, sensuous new opera – a triumph of creative fantasy. The opera about Alice’s search for her identity - “her reality in the appearance of the world” - as director Achim Freyer put it, switches from delicacy to cuteness to grotesquery and back again. This live recording of the premiere in the Nationaltheater in Munich in June 2007 provides a feast of audiovisual entertainment.
Alice: Sally Matthews
Cat: Piia Komsi
Mad Hatter: Dietrich Henschel
White Rabbit/March Hare: Andrew Watts
Queen: Dame Gwyneth Jones
Bavarian State Opera, Munich
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Director: Achim Freyer
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