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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,…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 weeks 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 , 1 month 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 , 2 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 , 2 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 , 2 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 , 2 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 , 3 months ago

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 , 5 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 , 5 months ago

Dress Rehearsal Videos

Composer Dan Visconti took a few videos during this week’s dress rehearsals. …

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by Arlene Elkins , 5 months ago

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