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Press Release: Creator and Librettist Cerise Jacobs Teams with Composer Jorge Sosa for Immigrant Opera, I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams

The newest project from creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs takes on an unusually topical subject for opera: immigration. For her new opera, I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, the “intrepid and artistically ambitious” (Opera magazine) Jacobs teams up with composer Jorge Sosa to tell the story of an undocumented Mexican immigrant,… Read More

Opera America to Launch New Grant Initiative for Composers and Librettists of Color

IDEA Opera Grant Program (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Opens in 2019 Media Contact: Patricia Kiernan Johnson 212.796.8628 (office) | 856.419.7083 (mobile) Generously supported by the Charles and Cerise Jacobs Charitable Foundation January 8, 2019 (New York) — OPERA America, the national service organization… Read More

White Snake Projects: An Activist Opera Company

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: 2018 has been a year of exploring, learning and building the vision of who we are, what we want to be and how to get there. We want to be an activist opera company–one that integrates social activism and original opera; partners with other… Read More

Activist Blog: "Brain Power of Students"

by Abby Nordan, age 16 In a rapidly evolving world, opera remains a powerfully timeless form of expression. PermaDeath took themes of classic opera as its vehicle to capture modern ideas that captivate today’s youth; one such theme that comes to mind is mortality. Young people like myself who have grown… Read More

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