The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare

Music by Julian Grant | Libretto by Mark Campbell
A World Premiere commissioned by Music-Theatre Group with the support of Boston Lyric Opera
Sung in English with English Surtitles

WED | NOV 8 | 7:30PM
THU | NOV 9 | 7:30PM
SUN | NOV 12 | 12:00PM
SUN | NOV 12 | 4:00PM

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 7:00PM—
A SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
IN HONOR OF THE OPERA GALA

Edinburgh, 1828. The city’s world-renowned anatomy schools suffer from a cadaver shortage. Two industrious men—William Burke and William Hare—find lucrative work by murdering disenfranchised citizens and selling their corpses to Dr. Knox’s academy. Brutally funny and highly theatrical, irreverent and fast-paced, this chamber opera is based on real events.

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