Choreography Christopher Wheeldon · Composer Joby Talbot · Nicholas Wright

Friday, 22. December 2017
07:00 pm – 09:55 pm

Duration est. 2 hours 55 minutes · Intervals between 1. Akt and 2. Akt (est. 07:45 pm - 08:10 pm ) between 2. Akt and 3. Akt (est. 08:40 pm - 09:05 pm )

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Premiere at 03. April 2017

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Musikalische Leitung
Myron Romanul
Christopher Wheeldon
Bühne und Kostüme
Bob Crowley
Nicholas Wright
Natasha Katz
Joby Talbot
Jon Driscoll, Gemma Carrington
Original Sounddesign
Andrew Bruce
Puppenkonzept und –design
Toby Olié
Magic Consultant
Paul Kieve

Ksenia Ryzhkova
Carroll / weißes Kaninchen
Javier Amo
Jack / Herzbube
Jonah Cook
Mutter / Herzkönigin
Prisca Zeisel
Zauberer / Hutmacher
Dustin Klein
Radscha / Raupe
Henry Grey
Emilio Pavan
Mia Rudic
Lakai 1 / Frosch
Dukin Seo
Lakai 2 / Fisch
Konstantin Ivkin
  • Soloists and corps de ballet of the Bavarian State Ballet
  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester

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Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland burst onto the stage in 2011 in an explosion of colour, stage magic and inventive, sophisticated choreography. Joby Talbot’s score combines contemporary soundworlds with sweeping melodies that gesture to ballet scores of the 19th century. Bob Crowley’s wildly imaginative, eye-popping designs draw on everything from puppetry to projections to make Wonderland wonderfully real.

Alice, whose mother invited the poet to their home for tea, disappears suddenly into a dreamscape behind the reality. During her adventures, Alice encounters a cast of extraordinary characters, from the highly strung Queen of Hearts – who performs a hilarious send-up of The Sleeping Beauty’s famous Rose Adage – to a playing card corps de ballet, a sinuous caterpillar and a tap-dancing Mad Hatter. The filigree, breathtaking love pas de deux with Alice and the Knave of Hearts marks the highlight of the journey. The adventures also include malicious characters and scary locations, which drive the story essentially and carry out their nefarious deeds both in the familiar children’s story by Lewis Carroll and in the choreography by Wheeldon: a nightmarish kitchen, an eerily disembodied Cheshire Cat and the unhinged tea party.


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Myron Romanul was born in Baltimore and studied in Boston. Debut as piano Soloist with the Boston Symphony Orcherstra at age of 11.

Performed as a Soloist and member of Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Mazur, Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and others. Won Grammy Award with New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble in 1973 for Best Classical Chamber Music.

Assistant Music Director, Boston Lyric Opera
Principal Conductor Boston Ballet
Conductor & Solo Pianist, Stuttgart Ballet, 1985-1990
2. Kapellmeister & Assistant GMD, Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe, 1990-1994
1. Kapellmeister & Stellvertreter GMD, Staatstheater Mainz, 1994-1997
1. Kapellmeister, Aalto Theater Essen
Music Director, Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, since 1985
Principal Guest Conductor, Central Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, since 1985
Guest Conductor, Ankara State Theater, since 1999
Also plays Cimbalom (Hungarian dulcimer), performed with Pierre Boulez & Speculum Musicae, and recorded film score to Gorky Park

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