Author Archives: Cerise Lim Jacobs

A BIG Thank you to all!

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: Thank you for taking a risk with us by supporting PermaDeath as audience members, donors, hosts, volunteers, creators, artists, panel members, and well-wishers. As I look back over PermaDeath, the most challenging production we’ve ever done, I’m filled with wonder at how we managed…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 2 months ago

Opening Night

Opening night was last night. Hard to believe we only have two shows left – tonight, Friday September 28 and tomorrow, Saturday, September 29. Our creative team was on tenterhooks with fingers and toes crossed that the gods of technology would be smiling down on us. And yes, they…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

“It’s the night before the big night.”

“It’s the night before the big night,” so the entire ensemble sings in Scene 6 of PermaDeath as they contemplate the Tournament of Death that they’ll be fighting in the next day. A sleepless night for all. It’s the night before the big night for the artistic and creative…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

Orchestra Rehearsal

It’s orchestra rehearsal time!  It’s always so exciting to hear the colors and dynamism of the composer’s vision in action. Dan Visconti has created a kaleidoscope of sounds and effects, mixing electronics, courtesy of sound designer Mat Solomon, with acoustic instruments and natural voices. Here is our orchestra hard at…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

Journeying with ALS

  We took a day off rehearsals to participate in the panel:  “Journeying with ALS: Finding Voice Through Art, Music and Technology.” This evening was the culmination of a year’s work, in collaboration with Ron Hoffman of Compassionate Care, ALS, and Lesley University,…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

What is a Faceware Singer?

   Please meet Nathan Rodriguez and Jennifer Caraluzzi, our intrepid Faceware singers. What, you may ask, is a Faceware singer? Nathan and Jenn use their faces and lips to power PermaDeath‘s avatars’ faces and lips so that the avatars are lip syncing to live singers. They mime the Computer…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

“If I can do this, you can too.”

Summer! What a sweet and savory word combining the umami of the seasons. We who live in New England wait all year for this. As I write, we’re deep into the heart of summer, and I’m trying to steal a little time to savor the clear blue skies and…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 5 months ago

PermaDeath’s Superhero

There’s been a lot of excitement and hoopla, (all justifiably so), over the technical achievements of our team of faculty and students from RISD, Becker, and Lesley, in the creation of the cutting edge tech and animation of PermaDeath. But we shouldn’t lose sight of fact that this technology is…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 6 months ago

“There are similarities between opera and video games.”

You watched our first preview video about the PermaDeath story, now learn about PermaDeath’s technology! Video: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 6 months ago

Librettist Cerise Jacobs Collaborates with Visual Art and Technical Virtuosos for Video Game Opera PermaDeath

For immediate release Contact Glenn Petry (212) 625 2038 gpetry@21cmediagroup.com The latest undertaking for the “intrepid and artistically ambitious” (Opera magazine) creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs is the upcoming video game opera PermaDeath, premiering at Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theater on September 27-29 of this year. Co-written with her son…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 9 months ago

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