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Workshops, White Snakes, and More!

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects What a joy to speak with you about a vibrant and dynamic collaborator In I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams – the Boston Children’s Chorus led by Choral Director, Jason Holmes!  BCC hosted a three-day music workshop for Dreamer in November 2018…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 4 weeks ago

Activist Blog: Thoughts About Dreamer

by Abby, 16 Stories about Dreamers have dominated headlines in recent months due to the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration. We are bombarded with statistics and it becomes nearly impossible to pick out the truth from the mess of “alternative facts”. One day, the public will be uplifted by the…

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by Arlene Elkins , 4 weeks ago

Dreamer Workshop Thoughts From the BCC

A few months ago, we held the first workshop for I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams with the full cast, including the Boston Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Jason Holmes. After the workshop, Jason had them reflect on the opera. This what they said. As you continue…

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by Arlene Elkins , 1 month ago

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,…

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by Arlene Elkins , 2 months ago

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) PKJohnson@operaamerica.org Generously supported by the Charles and Cerise Jacobs Charitable Foundation January 8, 2019 (New York) — OPERA America, the national service organization…

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by Arlene Elkins , 2 months ago

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…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

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…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

Activist Blog: “I Am Not Your Typical Opera Patron”

by Kendall, age 16 I am not your typical opera patron. I’m a sophomore in high school, and although I often profess my love for musical theatre, it is in reference to the works of Lin-Manuel Miranda as opposed those of Verdi and Puccini. Opera rarely invites young people into…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

Activist Blog: “A New Door Into the World of Opera”

By Jackson Gamache, age 12 When I imagined opera I had the image of a lady in a Viking helmet trying to break glass with her high notes. But I could not have been farther from the truth. PermaDeath was nothing I would have expected. I would call it a video…

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by Graham , 3 months ago

Cerise Jacobs premieres “Madame White Snake” in Hong Kong in spring 2019 

For immediate release                                                                                           Contact Glenn Petry (212) 625 2038 Cerise Jacobs premieres “Madame White Snake” in Hong Kong in spring 2019 gpetry@21cmediagroup.com On Heels of Triumphant PermaDeath Premiere, Creator and Librettist Cerise Jacobs Announces Hong Kong Premiere of  Pulitzer Prize-Winning Opera Madame White Snake   PermaDeath (photo credit: Kathy…

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by Arlene Elkins , 4 months ago

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