European American Music Distributors Company is a member of the Schott Music Group

Our Manhattan office is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All employees are working remotely and we are doing everything possible to minimize disruptions to our daily operations. If you have had to cancel or postpone a performance of a work from our catalogue, or are considering live streaming performances without audiences, we are prepared to assist you in facilitating changes. Please direct all questions or concerns to

Please note:

  • All materials from canceled or completed performances should be returned to our Verona, NJ library only.
  • Do not return materials to our Manhattan office. Unfortunately, we cannot be responsible for lost materials that are sent to our Manhattan office while it is closed. If materials are lost, we will have to charge the full replacement value. 

World Premiere of Gerald Barry's Alice's Adventures Under Ground with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Nov. 02, 2016

World Premiere of Gerald Barry's <em>Alice's Adventures Under Ground</em> with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Sure to be the most entertaining operatic premiere of the year, Gerald Barry’s widely anticipated new opera Alice’s Adventures Under Ground has its concert debut on November 22 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Thomas Adès. The inimitable Barbara Hannigan leads a distinguished cast of singers in the title role as Lewis Carroll’s fabled character Alice.

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground follows the immense success of Barry’s 2011 opera The Importance of Being Earnest—heralded as a masterpiece of modern opera—which has been performed all over the world, most recently to sold-out audiences in London and at New York’s Lincoln Center. In Alice’s Adventures Under Ground, Barry strips the stories of Lewis Carroll’s two Alice books to their bones, making them even more funny, subversive and surreal. Soprano Barbara Hannigan is joined by mezzo-soprano Hilary Summers and contralto Allison Cook as the White and Red Queens, tenors Peter Tantsits and Allan Clayton as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, along with baritone Mark Stone and bass Joshua Bloom as the White and Red Knights.

Following the world premiere in Los Angeles, Adès leads the Britten Sinfonia and the original cast in the work’s European concert premiere on November 28 at London’s Barbican Centre

For more information on Gerald Barry, please visit

Gerald Barry
Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (2014-2015)
an opera
libretto (Eng) prepared by the composer based on the texts by Lewis Carroll
for soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, 2 tenors, baritone and bass
2(2.pic, 2.pic & afl).2(