Creative Team

Co-creators

CERISE LIM JACOBS & CHARLES M. JACOBS

Composers

SCOTT WHEELER and PAOLA PRESTINI

Composer

SCOTT WHEELER

Composer

PAOLA PRESTINI

Librettist

CERISE LIM JACOBS

Director & Design

MICHAEL COUNTS

Conductors

LAN SHUI, JULIAN WACHNER & CAROLYN KUAN

Assistant Conductor

LIDIYA YANKOVSKAYA

Dramaturge

CORI ELLISON

SCOTT WHEELER

PAOLA PRESTINI

CERISE LIM JACOBS

MICHAEL COUNTS

About

OUROBOROS is the ancient Greek word denoting the tail-devouring snake.

It represents the cycle of birth-death-rebirth, for as the snake eats itself it dies; yet its own body provides sustenance for its rebirth. In Ouroboros Trilogy, this ever moving circle is depicted in our logo shown above – the Ouroboros is chasing its tail in a clockwise direction; the three operas comprising the Trilogy also move in a clockwise direction. Hence, we can start the Trilogy with any one of Naga, Madame White Snake or Gilgamesh.

Naga by Scott Wheeler, Gilgamesh by Paola Prestini, and Madame White Snake by Zhou Long.

Press

"Imaginative and often dazzlingly three-dimensional…combines delicacy, lyricism, and power with a patina of exoticism”

Opera News

“Conceived as a kind of mythic Chinese “Ring”…ingenious and often beautiful”

The Wall Street Journal

01 / 02

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Ouroborous Trilogy

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