Bloody Jack, a world premiere
May 29, 2022 to June 4, 2022
7:00 pm to 9:00 pmFriday, November 19, 2021
In 1914, the crime-ridden life of “Bloody” Jack Krafchenko culminated in his death by hanging at Winnipeg’s Vaughan Street Jail. The charismatic, remorseless Krafchenko led an eventful life of bank robberies, escapes, and running from the law. This fascinating character of Manitoba history is explored in Michael Matthews & Dennis Cooley’s new song cycle Bloody Jack, presented by Flipside Opera & Art Song Collective in partnership with Groundswell.
Soprano Dawn Bruch-Wiens and pianist Dr. Laura Loewen will present five songs of the cycle in a world premiere performance captured by director and