MADAME WHITE SNAKE
Created by CERISE LIM JACOBS | Music ZHOU LONG
Lighting design YI ZHAO | Dramaturgy CORI ELLISON
co-produced with White Snake Projects
Based on an ancient Chinese folk tale, the 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning opera Madame White Snake is the story of a deadly white snake demon who gives up her immortal existence to assume human form in the pursuit of the most human of all emotions – love. She holds love dearly for one moment; and then love is lost forever. A powerful metaphor for what it means to be truly human, the myth has become an icon to those who have dared to dream.
Commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival Foundation
This engagement is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.