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Opera

ENO’s Jack the Ripper needs to decide if it wants to be a gore-fest or social history

6 April 2019

9:00 AM

6 April 2019

9:00 AM

Is it possible to write a feminist opera about Jack the Ripper? Composer Iain Bell thinks it is, and his Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel tries very, very hard to prove it. But while the result is respectful, topical and agonisingly, paralysingly sincere, it’s also a sheep in wolf’s clothing.

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