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Elizabeth Cree
  • Presented By: Chicago Opera Theater
  • Location: Studebaker Theater
  • Address: Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Dates: 2/10/2018, 2/16/2018, 2/18/2018
  • On trial for her husband’s murder, Elizabeth weaves the story of her days in an English music hall, the people she meets, and the grisly slayings that begin not long after she joins the troupe. Her trial is complicated by the discovery of her husband’s diary and the shocking details within. Historical luminaries like George Gissing, Den Leno, and Karl Marx all make appearances in this dark and thrilling world premiere. The opera is based on the novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd, the famed English novelist and biographer of everyone from Charles Dickens to Alfred Hitchcock. 

    Performed in English with English supertitles.

    Music by Kevin Puts | Libretto by Mark Campbell
    Directed by David Schweizer
    Conducted by Geoff McDonald
    Based on the novel The Trial of Elizabeth Cree by Peter Ackroyd

    A World Premiere Co-Production with Opera Philadelphia and Hackney Empire


    Theatre Week Performances

    Saturday, February 10 - 7:30PM

    Friday, February 16 - 7:30PM
    Sunday, February 18 - 3:00PM


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Elizabeth Cree
  • Location: Studebaker Theater
  • Address: Fine Arts Building
  • 2/10/2018, 2/16/2018, 2/18/2018
  • Studebaker Theater