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Royal Opera House
Royal Opera House front stage
Also known as

London Royal Opera House[1]

Location

London

First appearance

"A Night at the Opera"

Series

Alice: Otherlands

The Royal Opera House, originally called Theatre Royal, is located in Covent Garden, central London. It is where Alice Liddell found employment after the death of Angus Bumby.

History

Alice: Otherlands

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.

A glass marble rolling into the diorama

The glass marble rolling into the miniature diorama.

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.

Wotan ordering Alice to retrieve her necklace

Wotan ordering Alice to retrieve her 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.

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.

Alice standing up to Wotan

Alice standing up 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."[2]

Appearance

The London Royal Opera House has a large stage for its operas and rows of seats for its audiences. Its theatrical properties room is cluttered with various musical instruments, literature, miniature models, and other objects that have been used on and off the stage.

Trivia

  • The appearance of the auditorium of the Opera House in Alice: Otherlands has a slight resemblance to the second theatre that was rebuilt on 1809. The rebuilding for the second theatre was caused by a fire that occurred on 20 September 1808.
  • To date, there have been three theatres for the Opera House due to the fires in 1808 and 1856. The current building is the third theatre.

References

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