Jack the Ripper Rock Opera

 

Release Show Magoria JtR1888

We are so happy to tell you that Saturday 9th of November 2019 will be the release show of Magoria - JTR1888 @ Mainstage Bibelot, Dordrecht. 

Get you tickets here:

 

https://bibelot.net/agenda/jtr1888/

9 Singers, 6 musicians and a incredible team will bring you the full Jack the Ripper Rock Opera inspired by the Royal Conspiracy Theory.

We promise you this will be an unforgettable musical experience.

We hope to see you all there.

    About JtR 1888 Rock Opera  

‘Jack the Ripper rock opera’ is a new project of Mark Bogert in which he translates the ‘conspiracy theory’ into music.  He invited some of the best singers and musicians from the Netherlands to cooperate on this project. Welcome to this new website of JtR1888.

Storyline

August 31, 1888, had a rainy night, it was cold and the people of London were already lighting their coal fires. The city smelled like brimstone, soot and open sewers. It was misty and along the Jewish graveyard of Whitechapel a dark pile was laying against the gate. It appeared to be a woman, a prostitute, dead. Her throat was slit en her stomach was cut open showing her intestines. Jack the Ripper killed for the first time.


Prince Victor enjoyed coming to East End because he fancied the catholic girl Annie Crook. Annie was a shopkeeper and married secretly to Prince Victor. This would be a disgrace for the Protestant English dynasty and when she got pregnant by Prince Victor, she was put into a mental institute swiftly. However, Queen Victoria (the grandmother of Prince Victor) found out about the scandal. This secret would have to disappear completely, but who all knew about this? 

 

On September 8, 1888, Jack the Ripper created his second victim. However, this murder was even more brutal than the first one. The cut in her throat was so deep that it almost decapitated her, and this time the intestines were torn out of her stomach.

 

After her childbirth Annie Crook was taken care of by prostitute Mary Jane Kelly.Besides prostitution Mary Jane Kelly took every other possible job to make some money. The scandal of Prince Victor spread like a wildfire in the world of prostitution. Queen Victoria had to solve this matter in any way whatsoever.

 

Victoria had connections within the freemasonry of London. This job could not be executed by herself and she invited a member to handle this matter quickly and clean. All women that knew about the scandal, would have to die. Not did she know that this man would call himself “Jack the Ripper” and would execute the murders so brutally.

 

In the meanwhile Whitechapel (a familiar but very poor neighbourhood in London) was very tumultuous. Inspector Abberline was recruited again by Scotland Yard to solve this mystery, but there was no proof. Scotland Yard was plagued with letters of Jack the Ripper and could not do a thing.

 

Three other murders occurred of which the last one was the most brutal. Mary Jane Kelly, her breasts amputated, the flesh cut of of her face and the room splashed with blood. Still no single piece of evidence of the murders.

 

Does Queen Victoria know how to stop Jack the Ripper? Will Scotland Yard succeed in capturing Jack the Ripper, or will he get away with it? JtR 1888 rock opera will make you experience “The Conspiracy Theory” in a complete new, modern and fascinating way, as has never been done before.

 

Shows

9th of November 2019 - Release Show Magoria - JtR1888

Peter and Mark on Bo-El guitars

Mark and Peter are very happy with their endorsement with Bo-El guitars. The whole project is recorded on these amazing instruments. 

Take a look at their website www.bo-el.com

 

Video

 

    Meet the Cast    

Peter Strykes

Inspector Abberline

Nadine Pruim

Annie Crook

Maria Catharina

Mary Jane Kelly

Rodney Blaze

Jack the Ripper

Mirjam van Doorn

Queen Victoria

Sonny Pruim

Netley

Zora Cock

Story Teller

Jan Willem Ketelaers

Prince Albert Victor

Inge Rijnja

Catherine Eddowes

    Meet the Band    

 
Koen Stam

Keys

Mark Bogert

Guitar

Cleem Determeijer

Piano 

Harmen Kieboom

Drums

Matthijs Kieboom

Arranger orchestra

Peter Vink

Bass

 

Recordings at Prosound Media

The whole project was recorded at the Prosound Media Studio in Dordrecht. It was an honor work with Jan Dekker. We spent a lot of hours over there and the magic that happened was amazing. Check out the website of this great studio!

http://www.prosound-media.nl

 

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