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'Alice in Wonderland' at Disney Hall proves exhilarating
'Alice in Wonderland' at Disney Hall proves exhilarating

Alice wants her wonderland. Lewis Carroll's iconic creation is such a natural for music you might have expected a surfeit of Alice operas in the 150 years since the publication of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Yet none were notable enough in 1992 for inclusion in the first edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Opera. That changed in 2007, when modernist Korean composer Unsuk Chin's arresting "Alice in Wonderland" — originally meant for La La Land — had its premiere in Munich, Germany. But on Friday night, with an elaborate production and dazzling performance given by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall,...

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