Ballets For young people

Alice in Wonderland

Missing a step on a ladder can transport you to a fairyland, where there is no end to wonders… Come and join Alice in Wonderland together with the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Queen of Hearts and other wondrous characters!

Approx. running time 1 h 50 min, one intermission

Ballet by Gianluca Schiavoni

Created after Lewis Carroll’s novel of the same name
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Aram Khachaturian and Alberto Nanetti, arranged by Alberto Nanetti
World premiere on May 14, 2017 in San Carlo Theatre

Premiere in the Estonian National Opera on November 29, 2019

At sunset, Alice and her friend run cheerfully through the streets of an ancient and fascinating city. They stop in front of an old and drooping doorway. Inside they realise that they are in an abandoned theatre and they begin to discover this mysterious world. On stage, Alice discovers among dusty sets and tools an old script bearing the title “Alice in Wonderland”.

Suddenly she hears strange noises and perceives a shadow running at the back of the stage. She curiously follows it, climbs a ladder, slips and falls… and falls… down, and down… When she wakes up, she finds herself in Wonderland full of adventures to be discovered. She meets the strangest creatures imaginable, often changing size unexpectedly (she grows as tall as a house and shrinks to 7 cm), she encounters a hookah-smoking Catepillar, drinks tea with the Mad Hatter, March Hare and a Dormouse, and plays croquet with the Queen of Hearts.

The fantastic ballet rich in multimedia effects was born for San Carlo Theatre in 2017. Choreographer Gianluca Schiavoni blends spectacle with imaginative dance and Lewis Carroll’s beloved story.

Missing a step on a ladder can transport you to a fairyland, where there is no end to wonders… Come and join Alice in Wonderland together with the Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, March Hare, the Queen of Hearts and other wondrous characters!

Recommended for ages 5+

Conductors

Risto Joost

Lauri Sirp

Kaspar Mänd

Designer

Andrea Tocchio

Lighting

Valerio Tiberi

Costume Designer

Simona Morresi

Kostüümide teostaja

Annamari Ruocco

Choreographer

Gianluca Schiavoni

Koreograafi assistent

Michele Vegis

Projection Designer

Sergio Metalli

Show times

Sat

18. September 2021 19:00

Sat

02. October 2021 19:00

Sun

10. October 2021 17:00

Wed

03. November 2021 12:00

Sat

04. December 2021 12:00

Sat

04. December 2021 19:00

Sat

28. May 2022 19:00

Sun

05. June 2022 17:00

Wed

15. June 2022 19:00

Tue

21. June 2022 19:00 Soodustus pensionäridele 40%