English National Opera - Jack the Ripper Reviews
7 July 2020
Natalya Romaniw (Mary Kelly), Chorus
Ensemble
Ashirah Foster Notice (Magpie), Natalya Romaniw (Mary Kelly)
Susan Bullock (Liz Stride), Lesley Garrett (Catherine Eddowes), Chorus
Marie McLaughlin (Annie Chapman), Natalya Romaniw (Mary Kelly)

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Jack the Ripper

English National Opera


No. of reviews: 12

Vocally it’s an operatic perfect storm
6 Apr 19 / Metro
ENO’s Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel gets lost in the Whitechapel maze
6 Apr 19 / Seen and Heard
ENO's Jack the Ripper needs to decide if it wants to be a gore-fest or social history
4 Apr 19 / The Spectator
A new opera tells the stories of Jack the Ripper’s victims
2 Apr 19 / The Economist
A crucial corrective that fails to match its ambition
2 Apr 19 / Independent
An impressive achievement
2 Apr 19 / Evening Standard
The casting of this production is absolutely first rate and redeems a production which splinters too often
2 Apr 19 / Opera Today
Iain Bell's new opera for ENO
2 Apr 19 / Bachtrack
An important addition to the operatic repertoire
1 Apr 19 / Classical Source
Draining the life out of a full-blooded story
1 Apr 19 / Telegraph
Murder victims refuse to come to life
1 Apr 19 / The Guardian
A limited achievement
1 Apr 19 / The Stage
The opera bringing dignity back to Jack the Ripper's victims
In The Women of Whitechapel, it is not the serial killer who’s the star, but three generations of formidable ENO singing talent evoking colourful lives in the slum streets he stalked.
Production details
Cast
Romaniw, Barstow, Kelly, McLaughlin, Bullock, Garrett, Morgan, Otterburn, Opie, Hayward, Spence, Cleverton
(c) Brabbins (d) Kramer
Performance dates
30 March, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 April 2019
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