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.
Photo of Netia Jones courtesy Susie Goodman.