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PRESS RELEASE: Cerise Jacobs focuses on colonization with new opera, “Cosmic Cowboy” (Sep 25-27)

Cerise Jacobs (photo credit: James Daniel); Elena Ruehr (photo credit: Christian Steiner) The newest opera from creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company, White Snake Projects, is titled Cosmic Cowboy: a work of poli sci-fi that blends ancient history and fantasy to talk about the subject… Read More

Welcome Year of the Rat

From left to right: Mezzo-Soprano Melanie Long as Fury #3, Soprano Naomi Louisa O’Connell as Fury #2, Soprano Colleen Daly as Persephone, Bass Paul An as Sun Tze, Soprano Anna Schubert as Fury #1, Tenor Kyle van Schoonhoven as Hades, and Baritone Alexander Elliott as Lucifer Photo by Maria Baranova… Read More

Looking back at 2019 and envisioning 2020

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: It has been a remarkable year of growth for our company as we continue to forge our identity as an activist opera company. Thank you for joining us!  We premiered I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, Jorge Sosa‘s powerful opera on… Read More

Press Release: OPERA America Awards First-Ever IDEA Opera Grants For Composers and Librettists of Color

OPERA America has awarded the inaugural cycle of IDEA Opera Grants (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access) to composer Kui Dong and librettist Monica Datta for Hu Tong (Narrow Alley) and composer Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei and librettists Mina Salehpour and Yashar Saghai for The Veil. The grants are designed to support… Read More

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