When you’re dealing with Alice and Wonderland … we’re out there. For anybody being offered a production, Alice in Wonderland is the one you want, because it’s a land of imagination and transformation and craziness. – Netia Jones

This weekend the LA Phil will give the West Coast premiere of the multimedia opera Alice in Wonderland. The award-winning South Korean composer Unsuk Chin wrote the music. The libretto is from Tony award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang and the inventive look of the production comes from director/designer/video artist Netia Jones. We talked to Jones backstage at Disney Hall about this “brilliant, wild, crazy opera” and her experience working with the great Maurice Sendak on a production of Where the Wild Things Are.

This weekend’s production of Alice in Wonderland is part of the LA Phil’s in/SIGHT series. Click here for tickets and information.


Photo of Netia Jones courtesy Susie Goodman.

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