an opera in 2 acts by contemporary classical music composer Joe St.Johanser.

Parts are available - please enquire


'Through the Looking Glass - Vocal Score'

We welcome enquiries for permission to perform this work. Scores are available for perusal. Fees are not prohibitive and some sponsorship may be possible for performances by small opera companies. Purchase a copy of the score to peruse and then email us for discussion.

Download the libretto and peruse while listening to the tracks below from the recording of the opera at the Menuhin Hall. Download "Through the Looking Glass Libretto"

Download the vocal score. Download "Through the Looking Glass Vocal Score"

Download the score. Download "Through the Looking Glass Score"

Extracts from the film of the opera are available on youtube - see youtube for cast and credits for the recording and the film.

Film extract'Through the Looking Glass'

Film extract'Through the Looking Glass'

The duration of the work is 120 minutes. Forces required are 9 principal singers and a small orchestra. A small chorus can be used additionally if desired.

This opera is eminently suitable for small opera companies. The music is sophisticated but not excessively difficult. Audiences are appreciative of the drama and the approachable music. The text selected for the libretto is pure Lewis Carroll - the story largely preserved. The piece would make a good Christmas show, offering a sophisticated musical event - suitable for children and adults - rather than a pantomime


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The White King and Queen with attendants at Alice's funeral.


Alice is alarmed - what does she see?

Collage - Alice Old, Daisy 1 , Daisy 2, Tigerlily, Red Queen

Through the Looking Glass

Collage - Alice Mourned, The Battle Scene, RK WK, Banquet Scene

Through the Looking Glass

Collage - Queen Alice, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, White Queen, Red Queen, The Banquet Scene