a contemporary opera in 2 acts by Joe St.Johanser.

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 makes a good Christmas show, offering a sophisticated but acessible musical event - suitable for children and adults

Price for the vocal score in pdf format is 7.99 pounds - pay with button below, send us your email and we will send the pdf file. Full score and 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.

Download the libretto and peruse while listening to the tracks below from the recording.

Download "Through the Looking Glass Opera Libretto"

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

Act 1 Scene 1

Film extract'Through the Looking Glass'

Film extract'Through the Looking Glass'


Recording artists Alice - Helen Semple; White Queen - Jill House; White King - Tim Baldwin; White Knight - Nick Gee; Red Queen - Carolyn Herail; Red King - Gavin Sayers; Red Knight - Ed Grint; Daisies, Animals, Pawns and and Living Food - Lizzie Hull, Olivia Shrive; Orchestra Ensemble Lumiere conducted by Francis Griffin.

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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