Madame White Snake

Such is the tragedy of love lost
Such is the tragedy of lives lost
The torrents rain upon us and we have no shelter
We are helpless in the rushing floodwaters


Madame White Snake returns to Boston as part of the Ouroboros Trilogy presented by ArtsEmerson in the 2016-2017 season at the Cutler Majestic Theater

cycle 1

September 10: Naga, Madame White Snake, Gilgamesh

cycle 2

September 13: Madame White Snake

September 14: Gilgamesh

September 15: Naga

cycle 3

September 17: Gilgamesh, Naga, Madame White Snake

Commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival Foundation

The Ouroboros Trilogy operas and production were commissioned by Friends of Madame White Snake

Madame White Snake is dedicated by Cerise to Charles, with whom everything is possible.

Creative Team


Zhou Long

Creator And Librettist

Cerise Lim Jacobs

Director and production designer

Michael Counts


Lan Shui


Cori Ellison

lighting designer

Yi Zhao

costume designer

Zane Pihlstrom

projection designer

S. Katy Tucker

creative producer

Beth Morrison Projects


Boston Children's Chorus

Boston Lyric Opera

Boston University Opera Institute

New England Conservatory



Boston Baroque

Boston Children's Museum

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Boston Midsummer Opera

Brookline Public Library

Celebrity Series of Boston

Supported by the Boston Cultural Council

Graphics by Burt Sun

Photography by Clive Grainger