Alice in Bed

The story explores the life of Alice – a successful computer game designer, who lives her artistic, but also personal life internally split in half. One half of her personality almost pathologically desires for success and money; the other half is trying not to subside to these commercial pressures and seeks inspiration in extra-rich realm of her childhood fantasies. A part of Alice is also the little Alenka – a child and a symbol of inspiration and creativity. Inspiration, however, does not fit in with commercial success, and that is why Alice, yearning for glory, keeps Alenka in hibernation. Her second personality, on the contrary, is trying to wake Alenka up again and revive the creative component of her life through her ​​childhood, symbolized by her returns to the fairy tale characters of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with whom she incidentally meets in the new computer game

About the company

Janacek Opera of the National Theatre Brno belongs among the leading opera houses in Central Europe, with its tradition dating back to the 80's of the 19th century, when the Czech theatre was open in Brno. During its existence, the opera ensemble has introduced numerous significant productions, including world or Czechoslovak premieres (among others, L. Janáček, A. Berg, B. Martinů, D. Shostakovich). Janacek Opera also cooperates with distinguished theatres abroad (Jenufa by L. Janáček in co-production with the State Opera Vienna in 2004, Greek Passion by B. Martinů with the Covent Garden Royal Opera in 2005), directors and conductors (David Pountney, Sir Charles Mackerras, Robert Carsen Pamela Howard, David Radok, Tomáš Hanus) as well as outstanding artists (Peter Straka, Anja Silja, Štefan Margita, Peter Dvorský, Aleš Briscein, Maida Hundeling, Eva Urbanova and many others). A wide repertoire of the 18th and 19th opera literature is offered to the audience (i.e. Aida, La Traviata, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca, Rusalka, The Bartered Bride, Eugen Onegin) as well as the production of the 20th century (Miracles of Mary, Jenufa, Katya Kabanova, The Excursion of Mr. Brouček to the Moon, The Marriage, La Dafne). Being not confined by the Czech Republic boundaries, the opera enemble spans its activities across Europe (i.e. Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy) and regularly appears on tours in Japan.

Genre

opera

Theatre/company

Janáčkova opera Národního divadla Brno / Janáček Opera Ensemble of the National Theatre Brno

Czech title

Alice in Bed

Names of authors

Ivo Medek, Markéta Dvořáková

Name of director or choreographer

Rocc

Length of the performance

75 minutes

Number of travelling persons

29

Language

English

Audience

Adult

Scale of venue

middle

Contact person

Iva Nevoralová

E-mail

nevoralova@ndbrno.cz

Web

www.ndbrno.cz