Unique ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Opera Lands In Detroit

on November 29, 2013

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus team for the world premiere of a new opera in Detroit this weekend.

The self-anointed “total nonsense” opera is titled Dum Dee Tweedle. Loosely based around the story of Alice In Wonderland, the Wolfgang and Wonderland production promises to attract both classical music listeners and first-time opera newbies.

The work is presented in 10 scenes with a finale performance. It is written for a narrator, four solo voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), chorus, and features a large orchestra. Highlights include an Opera within an Opera (the poem, “The Walrus and the Carpenter”), a ballet (“Fugue of the Hopping Oysters”), and a snoring machine (Scene 4). The show last for 90 minutes and does not include an intermission.

A preview of the show is available at DSO.org

The show takes place at Orchestra Hall (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI) on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Tickets start at $15 and are available at DSO.org

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