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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 , 5 months ago

Introducing SOS: Immigrant Voices Composers

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects, I’d like to introduce our SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices‘ composers. We selected ten composers from a large pool of applicants and paired them with ten immigrant writers to make immigrant songs. They represent the diversity that is Boston and we’re proud to…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 weeks ago

Activist Blog: Art + Activism

by Kendall, age 16 There aren’t many people who can convince me to put aside my studying during finals week. But when I received an invitation to Cerise’s celebration of White Snake Projects’ three years of art + activism for that very same week, I didn’t question my attendance for…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 weeks ago

Press Release: Tickets on Sale Today, May 15, for White Snake Projects’ New Opera I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, Composed by Jorge Sosa to a Libretto by Cerise Jacobs

Tickets go on sale today, May 15, for White Snake Projects’ I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, the newest opera from creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs, premiering September 20-22 on the Robert J. Orchard Stage of Boston’s Emerson Paramount Theater. Composed by Jorge Sosa, the opera explores immigration,…

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by Arlene Elkins , 2 months ago

Press Release: White Snake Projects Announces Community Songwriting Project SING OUT STRONG Immigrant Voices

Creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs and her production company, White Snake Projects, are proud to announce the launch of the new multi-year community engagement initiative SING OUT STRONG, which will foster the creation of new songs on themes arising from the company’s mainstage operas. The inaugural edition of the…

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by Arlene Elkins , 3 months ago

From Hong Kong with Love

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: What an exciting March it has been:  Leaping forward into longer days with Daylight Savings Time, welcoming spring with its green shoots of daffodils and tulips, and, the Hong Kong premiere of Madame White Snake on March 8 and 9! Hong Kong was a…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 4 months 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 , 5 months 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 , 5 months 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 , 6 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 , 6 months ago

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