Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel tickets are available now for the new ENO season!
The legend of Jack the Ripper is known across the world, but what of the women who lived in terror while he stalked London’s Whitechapel neighbourhood in 1888?
Following the critical success of In Parenthesis Iain Bell now brings the story of these women to light with his newest undertaking Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel. Can the working-class women of Whitechapel come together to create a community of strength and friendship and survive the horrors of the night?
This new opera, with a libretto by Emma Jenkins, explores powerful themes of community and women struggling against the odds, posing questions about the hypocritical attitudes of ‘respectable’ society. The mythic status of the unidentified serial killer is addressed through a refreshingly modern lens, which speaks to us over a century later. With vocal and orchestral writing that always packs an emotional punch, Bell’s score features music that is mercurial and explosive one moment and heart-wrenchingly beautiful the next.
A world premiere co-produced with Opera North, this production draws on a wealth of singers long associated with ENO. These include Dame Josephine Barstow, Susan Bullock, Lesley Garrett, Marie McLaughlin, Janis Kelly, Alan Opie and Robert Hayward. Joining them is rising soprano Claudia Boyle. ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins and Artistic Director Daniel Kramer collaborate on this important commission, which also provides a showcase for the entire ENO ensemble.
ENO’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel tickets are now available, don’t miss this mesmerising production or the rest of the ENO season.