Creative Team

Composer

ZHOU LONG

Librettist

CERISE JACOBS

Director & Production design

MICHAEL COUNTS

Conductor

LAN SHUI

ZHOU LONG

CERISE JACOBS

MICHAEL COUNTS

About

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.

Press

“...Combines delicacy, lyricism, and power with a patina of exoticism.”

Opera News

“...imaginative and often dazzlingly three-dimensional.”

Opera News

"ingenious and often beautiful”

The Wall Street Journal

"Outstanding moments of innovation and artistry”

WBU

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