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

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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 interactive workshops and a performance of Alice through the Opera Glass livestreamed directly into the classroom when you register your students to participate in Victorian Opera's Access All Areas: Livestream Program.

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.

Livestreamed Performance: Alice through the Opera Glass
Join us fifteen minutes before curtain up to receive exclusive footage from backstage. Then see all the elements from the workshops combine when you watch the entire performance of Alice through the Opera Glass livestreamed from Arts Centre Melbourne. Following the performance, students can send in their questions for the cast via the online platform.

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

The Access All Areas: Livestream Program is easily accessed online with all four workshops and the performance of Alice through the Opera Glass 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.

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

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


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


$1 per student. No cost to teachers.

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

Livestreamed Performance: Monday 17 June 2019, 10.30am

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