Cerise Lim Jacobs
Creator and Librettist

Naga, Madame White Snake, Gilgamesh

The world premiere of Ouroboros Trilogy was presented by ArtsEmerson in the 2016-17 season at the Cutler Majestic Theater


OUROBOROS is the ancient Greek word denoting the tail-devouring snake

It represents the cycle of birth-death-rebirth, for as the snake eats itself it dies; yet its own body provides sustenance for its rebirth. In Ouroboros Trilogy, this ever moving circle is depicted in our logo shown above – the Ouroboros is chasing its tail in a clockwise direction; the three operas comprising the Trilogy also move in a clockwise direction. Hence, we can start the Trilogy with any one of Naga, Madame White Snake or Gilgamesh

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