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"A Night at the Opera"
A Night at the Opera
Directed by

Troy Morgan

Produced by

Troy Morgan

Written by

Troy Morgan

Music by

Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys


Troy Morgan

Release date

October 31, 2015

Running time




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"A Night at the Opera" is the second and final short in Alice: Otherlands. It delves into the mind of Richard Wagner.


Alice found employment at the London Royal Opera House, doing backstage work. She talked about how her parents used to describe it to her, saying 'it was the only place on earth where dreams come alive'. Despite their words, Alice had not actually seen one of the shows even after the events of the fire.

Royal Opera House theatrical properties room

Alice working backstage.

As she was placing the books on the shelf, she accidentally hit a medium-sized glass marble and it fell to the floor and rolled into a miniature diorama of a stage. She followed a paper cutout of an opera singer and crawled through the curtains until she reached the front stage, where she found Richard Wagner on a podium of trumpets. He began to play his Der Ring des Nibelungen opera, and the curtains open to reveal an underwater backdrop. Alice looked at the sudden scenery and noticed Alberich from the other side of the stage who ran to her and swiped her Omega necklace.

Alice could only look at his retreating figure as Wagner flipped to the next page of his music sheet and the backdrop changed into the evening sky. A Valkyrie swooped down and lifted Alice up and away to Valhalla and dropped her in the palace. Wotan ordered her to retrieve her stolen necklace because it contained a secret that could end the world, and turned Alice into a Valkyrie. She and the other Valkyries set out to defeat Alberich in a mountain cavern.

Alberich the Dragon

Alberich the dragon.

Once there, they fought Alberich, who had transformed into a skeletal dragon using the power obtained from her necklace. They successfully killed him and he slowly reverted into a dwarf. Afterwards, Alice and the Valkyries returned to the palace and gave her necklace to Wotan. When he clutched the necklace, the sky turned red and fire rose beneath the mountain where the palace resided, and he revealed his plan to reborn the earth from ash. An infuriated Alice stood up against him and used her spear to stab him in the eye, killing him in the process.

Alice woke up to find herself on the stage floor, just as Wagner finished his piece, and behind her was Valhalla engulfed in flames as the curtains closed. She then stated that she "had [her] fill of the theatre for a while."


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