You are the lone cowboy
Silhoutted against your comet's fiery tale
Riding the endless cosmos . . .
Into the deepest darkness
Inspired by the historic landing of the space probe Philae on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Cosmic Cowboy explores the origins of the universe beginning at the Big Bang when the universe is formed by the mating of the Sumerian gods, Tiamat and Apsu. It traverses the mystery of time and space, through wormholes, black holes and alternate universes, until it comes full circle into the ultimate mystery - the human heart. Tia, Tiamat’s daughter, befriends the robotic probe and together, they confront the Astronaut from the spaceship Mayflower sent to retrieve the robot and to capture Tia, the first extra-terrestial known to us.
World premiere September 2020 in Boston
Commissioned by the Friends of Madame White Snake
Creator and Librettist
Cerise Lim Jacobs
White Snake Projects