Elizabeth Cree

Presented by West Edge Opera

Sunday July 25th, West Edge will present Elizabeth Cree by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell. Premiered in 2017 by Opera Philadelphia, the piece follows a series of murders set against the backdrop of a Victorian Music Hall performance troupe with a series of cameo appearances from the luminaries of the era. Sam Helfrich will direct, making his West Edge debut. Robert Mollicone, who conducted The Chastity Tree in West Edge's 2017 festival, will conduct. Mezzo-soprano Katherine Pracht will reprise the role of Elizabeth Cree, having last performed it with Chicago Opera Theater in 2018. Keith Phares plays her husband, John Cree. Also in the Music Hall troupe are Samuel FaustineAshley DixonKenneth Overton, Phiip Harris, Simon Barrad, Leslie Katter and J Raymond Meyers. Elizabeth Cree will be sung in English with English surtitles. Performances run through Saturday August 7th. 

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Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell Elizabeth Cree


Sam Helfrich Director
Robert Mollicone Conductor
Katherine Pracht Elizabeth Cree
Keith Phares John Cree