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“SAID RAT IS DEAD, SIR.”

MUSIC BY KEVIN PUTS

LIBRETTO BY MARK CAMPBELL

2017

 

IN ENGLISH WITH

ENGLISH SURTITLES

1 Hour 30 Minutes

July 25, 30 & Aug 7

Elizabeth Cree is a thrilling new opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist MarkCampbell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning team

who created Silent Night. The opera merges murder with the music hall, Gothic thriller with Dickensian romance, fiction with fact,

and features special appearances by historical luminaries George Gissing, Dan Leno, and Karl Marx.

Based on the novel, "The Trial of Elizabeth Cree" by Peter Ackroyd.

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Robert Mollicone

Conductor /

Music Director

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Sam Helfrich

Production

Stage Director

Katherine Pracht

Elizabeth Cree

Keith Phares

John Cree

Samuel Faustine

Dan Leno

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Simon Barrad

Inspector Kildare

Leslie Katter

Aveline Mortimer

Christopher Job

Uncle

Ashley Dixon

Doris

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J. Raymond Meyers

Victor Farrell

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Glenn Healy

Ensemble

Linda Baird

Ensemble

Solas Burke-Lalgee

Ensemble

Andrew Green

Ensemble

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Running a sleek 90 minutes without intermission, the show bursts onto the stage, dazzles you with its dramatic and musical legerdemain, and then bows out almost before you have your bearings.

 

-San Francisco Chronicle

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The West Edge production does the piece full justice.

 

-San Francisco Chronicle

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The singers are asked to do a lot, even on the small stage of the Bruns, but West Edge Opera casts on a high level...

 

-San Francisco Classical Voice

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