Give more children access to the performing arts.

Performance dates & times

Friday 14 Jun
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM*
Monday 17 Jun
10:30 AM & 1:00 PM

*Relaxed performance

Running Time 55 minutes plus 10 minute post-show Q&A with cast members

Price range

Per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge.

To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

SUITABILITY: Prep – Year 6

A pastiche opera featuring the works of Bizet, Delibes, Handel, Mozart and Verdi.

Peer into the magic looking glass and come on a fantastical journey with Alice and the White Rabbit. Leave Wonderland behind and step into an alternative opera universe, a marvellous world for curious minds that will fascinate students and teachers alike.

An imagination as abundant as our heroine’s is a pre-requisite for this adventure that leaps across boundaries of opera time and space. Follow Alice and the White Rabbit through the corridors of time to meet famous characters from your favourite operas in this wonderfully creative pastiche, which includes music by Bizet, Delibes, Handel, Mozart and Verdi.

Encounter the joy of music, the fun of discovery and the magic of theatre in one special hour.

To help you prepare for the relaxed performance, please download our Visual Story

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Classroom Connections

Teaching Resources

Alice Through the Opera Glass Resource

Curriculum Links

Learning Areas Capabilities
The Arts Critical and Creative Thinking
Languages Personal and Social

Themes and Ideas

  • Imagination
  • Good vs Evil
  • Loyalty, love, duty and betrayal
  • Culture and Traditions
  • Opera

Teaching Resources

Take your students behind the scenes in the lead up to the performance with Victorian Opera’s Access All Areas. In a series of four interactive live-streamed workshops, students will learn about the process of producing opera, including character creation, set and prop design and how the production moves from the rehearsal room to the stage. FREE when you book tickets to the performance of Alice through the Opera Glass. REGISTER HERE for your students to receive the series of live-streamed workshops.

Cast and Creative

Georgia Wilkinson
White Rabbit
Timothy Reynolds
Elettra / 1st Lady / Frasquita
Emily Burke
Mallika / 3rd Lady / Carmen
Shakira Dugan
Carlos E. Bárcenas
Stephen Marsh
Queen of the Night
Esther Counsel
Students from the University of Melbourne


Illustration by Julien Pacaud
Georges Bizet, Léo Delibes, George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi
Emma Muir-Smith
Simon Bruckard
Elizabeth Hill
Set Designer
Candice MacAllister
Costume Designer
Isaac Lummis
Lighting Designer
Peter Darby

Victorian Opera's Access All Areas is made possible by the support of the Victorian State Government and the Besen Family Foundation.

Victorian Opera's Relaxed Performance is made possible by the support of the Victorian State Government and The Marian & E.H. Flack Trust.

  • Victorian Government
  • Beseb Family Foundation

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