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.
“...Combines delicacy, lyricism, and power with a patina of exoticism.”
“...imaginative and often dazzlingly three-dimensional.”
"ingenious and often beautiful”
"Outstanding moments of innovation and artistry”
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