Opera Philadelphia presents: Elizabeth Cree


Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:00pm - Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 2:30pm
The Perelman Theater 300 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

A captivating operatic whodunit

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, the team behind the acclaimed Silent Night, return to Opera Philadelphia for the world premiere of a chamber opera based on Peter Ackroyd's "downright exhilarating" (LA Times) novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree.

Set in London in the 1880s, this highly suspenseful and theatrical opera interweaves several narratives: the trial of the titular heroine for the poisoning of her husband; a series of brutal murders committed by a Jack the Ripper-style killer; the spirited world of an English music hall; and, finally, some “guest appearances” by luminaries from the Victorian Age. Elizabeth Cree is a work that combines the factual with the fictive and the historical with the imaginary.

World Premiere
Music by Kevin Puts
Libretto by Mark Campbell
Based on the novel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd
American Repertoire Program
Performed in English with English supertitles

Thu, Sep 14     8:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 16     2:30 p.m.
Tue, Sep 19     8:00 p.m.
Thu, Sep 21     8:00 p.m.
Sat, Sep 23     2:30 p.m.

Event Type: 
GlobalPhilly 2017 events
Arts and Culture