We see clearly only after the fact
We love dearly only after the loss
The wind blows dust in our eyes
We are blinded as tears hide the truth . . .


The world premiere of Naga was presented by ArtsEmerson as part of the Ouroboros Trilogy 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

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

Naga was co-commissioned by Boston Lyric Opera

Naga is dedicated by Cerise to Charles, with whom everything is possible.

Creative Team


Scott Wheeler

Creator And Librettist

Cerise Lim Jacobs

Director and production designer

Michael Counts


Carolyn Kuan


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