The Garden of Alice


May 18, 2022


May 24, 2022

Venue Online

Duration 80mins

Available for a limited time only!

The Garden of Alice is back for a week-long run from May 18th to May 24th. Watch (or rewatch) the magical film from the comfort of your own home, and join Alice for an adventure in wonderland unlike any you’ve seen before!

Where memory is a wonderland.

This is the moment when opera finally becomes a true cinematic experience. Presenting The Garden of Alice — the world premiere of a magical, eye-popping film, that reimagines a classic story, looking well beyond childhood and fully at life. You won’t want to miss this emotionally driven story — conceived, directed, and shot for the screen.

And there’s a twist.

The Garden of Alice shifts Lewis Carroll’s famous Alice in Wonderland tale to a new perspective, where we meet Alice as an elderly woman in hospital reflecting back on her vivid adventures in a dream-like haze.

As Alice’s hospital attendants care for her, they transform into the beloved, sketchy, and sometimes wicked characters from ‘down the rabbit hole’, and Alice awakens to discover her life’s meaning, through the lens.

This enchanting indie film is a stylized cinematic and musical experience unlike anything we’ve seen before. Audiences of all generations will succumb to the charms of this story — its depth, fantastical visual qualities, and ultimate meaning – about the promise of life itself.

Let your imagination run wild again!

Fall into the world of wonderland with the composer, lead soprano, and conductor of The Garden of Alice at Inside Opera!

Join Robert Holliston, Curator of Public Engagement, as he explores Pacific Opera’s adventures in wonderland on screen, on the stage, and behind the scenes, with The Garden of Alice composer Elizabeth Raum, our Alice, Tracy Dahl, and conductor Timothy Vernon!


Join the cast and crew behind the scenes of The Garden of Alice as they chat about the making of the opera for film!

COVID-19 Safety Information

Masks are required in public indoor settings for all people born in 2016 or earlier (5+).

Proof of Vaccination is required to access all Pacific Opera events and premises.

We will notify patrons of any changes affecting seating or attendance at opera performances if and when such notice is necessary.

See our full COVID Safety Plan Here


Your key to The Garden of Alice, and much more …

  • Discover the process creating an opera for film
  • Explore the characters, the story, and the music

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Read about the premiere of The Garden of Alice in “Premiere in the Prairies” by Denise Ball!

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Seat Map



Tracy Dahl

White Rabbit | Doctor
Justin Welsh

Pat the Gardner | Intern | Fish Doorman
Nolan Kehler

Knave (Jack) of Hearts | Janitor
Asitha Tennekoon

Cheshire Cat | Patient with Dentures | Caterpillar | Card #5
Peter Monaghan

Duchess | Intern | Extra Card
Simran Claire

Queen of Hearts | Head Nurse
Megan Latham

Mad Hatter | Orderly with Tea Trolley | Frog Footman | Card #7
Peter McGillivray

Hare | Intern | Card #2 | Cook
Kaden Forsberg

Dormouse | Young Nurse | Lady in Waiting
Sara Schabas

Creative Team

Composer | Librettist
Elizabeth Raum

Timothy Vernon

Stage Director | Film Adaptation Dramaturge
Glynis Leyshon

Video Producer | Director of Photography
David Malysheff

Set & Costume Design
Pam Johnson

Lighting Design
Jeff Harrison

Original Art Design
Emily Cooper

Sound Design
Kirk McNally

A stylized cinematic musical experience unlike anything seen before.

Let your imagination run wild again!