Access All Areas: Alice through the Opera Glass Livestream Program (Metro)

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Follow Alice and the White Rabbit through the opera glass to several different opera destinations in Victorian Opera’s 2019 schools’ production, Alice through the Opera Glass. Meet some of opera’s most famous characters and hear them sing opera’s popular hits in this pastiche production for primary school students.

Receive four FREE interactive workshops livestreamed directly into the classroom when you book tickets for your students to attend this production at Arts Centre Melbourne in June 2019.

Hosted by music educator Angus Grant, students will learn about the process of producing an opera, including character creation, set and prop design and how the production moves from the rehearsal room to the stage.

Workshop Information
The content of each workshop is subject to change. Check the website closer to the date for more details.

Workshop 1: Alice through the Opera Glass
Discover the origins of opera and meet Alice and the White Rabbit.

Workshop 2: The design process
See the design process unfold around the costumes, set and props for each opera featured in the performance.

Workshop 3: Inside the rehearsal room
Meet the artists and creative team as you enter the rehearsal room to witness how an opera production comes together.

Workshop 4: An orchestral reading
Experience a live orchestral rehearsal and learn about the various instruments that make up the orchestra.

Performance: Alice through the Opera Glass, Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse
See all the elements from the workshops combine when you watch the performance as an audience member in the theatre. Students will be able to ask the cast questions in a Q&A session following the performance.

Please note: Sections of this production will be sung in French, Italian and German with English scene descriptors.

The Access All Areas: Alice through the Opera Glass Livestream Program is easily accessed online with all four workshops and the performance available later on-demand for repeat viewing.

This program is supported by downloadable curriculum-aligned classroom resources and activities tailored to each workshop. Available in April 2019 via the Victorian Opera Education Resource webpage.

Tickets will go on sale from mid-November but in the meantime, register your interest for next year via the Access All Areas: Livestream Program webpage and we’ll send you a reminder when tickets go on sale.

This program is available for schools located within 150 kilometres of Arts Centre Melbourne. If your school is located outside of 150 kilometres of Arts Centre Melbourne, please visit the Access All Areas: Alice through the Opera Glass Livestream Program (Regional) page.

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

Prep-2 to 3-6

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, The Arts - Music, The Arts - Visual Arts, English, Languages



Drama, Live Music, Visual Arts, Workshop


Workshops- approx. 45 mins. Performance - approx. 55 minutes followed by a Q+A


$15 per student with one complimentary teacher ticket for every 10 students booked. $15 per additional teacher.


Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse Theatre (Melbourne, VIC)

School Term:
Term 2


Workshop 1: Wednesday 22 May 2019, 10.30am
Workshop 2: Wednesday 29 May 2019, 10.30am
Workshop 3: Wednesday 5 June 2019, 10.30am
Workshop 4: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10.30am

Performances in the theatre:
Friday 14 June 2019, 10.30am;
Monday 17 June 2019, 10.30am and 1.00pm.

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