|Jesse Blumberg and Craig Colclough (Photo: Liza Voll)|
Set in 1820s Scotland – when the city’s famed schools of anatomy faced a severe shortage of fresh cadavers for their lectures – the opera follows William Burke, William Hare and their accomplices who discover a money-making opportunity by murdering disenfranchised citizens and selling their corpses to Dr. Robert Knox at his renowned medical academy.
|David McFerrin and David Cushing|
We also hear that Jesse Blumberg performs the climactic scene in nothing but skivvies.
The cast also includes tenors William Burden and Michael Slattery, sopranos Marie McLaughlin, Michelle Trainor and Antonia Tamer, as well as mezzo-sopranos Emma Sorenson and Heather Gallagher. Performances are on November 8, 9 and 12 (matinee and evening) and tickets are available online.
|Brad Baron from Barihunks Calendar and Book|