Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

Music, Classical and opera

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London's most notorious murderer is stalking the stage of the Coliseum in this newly commissioned opera. But hopefully this take is a bit more sensitive than some of the more ghoulish Ripper yarns out there. Emma Jenkins' libretto puts all the focus on the group of women who are drawn together in 1880s Whitechapel as trouble looms, and interrogates the hypocrisy of Victorian morality.

British composer Iain Bell is taking on the project as his follow-up to other explorations of London's history, including 'The Harlot's Progress'(2013), and 'In Parenthesis'(2016). His emotive score will be sung by performers including Alan Opie, Lesley Garrett, and Claudia Boyle. Martyn Brabbins and ENO boss Daniel Kramer direct.



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