Author Archives: Cerise Lim Jacobs

A Groundbreaking Hybrid

It was wonderful to be with you on May 13 at the world premiere of Sing Out Strong: DeColonized Voices. The authenticity of the lyrics combined with the power of music produced an evening of moving and meaningful songs performed with great artistry. For me, a crucial part of the evening was you, our audience. I have been longing to feel your fellowship again and to share moments of sublime beauty with you. Sing Out Strong fulfilled that longed for need.

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 4 days ago

Join Us For Sing Out Strong: DeColonized Voices

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We hope that you are all well and safe. While all theaters and opera houses are dark, we’re grateful that the performing arts are not “dark” as arts organizations turn to digital platforms to share music and opera. As much as I love viewing the…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 weeks ago

Sing Out Strong: DeColonized Voices Coming to a Screen Near You

From left to right, starting upper-left: composer Brian Morales, composer Daniel Sabzghabaei, composer Elena Ruehr, composer Stephanie Henry, writer and composer Jerod Tate, composer Kui Dong, composer Michele Cheng, composer Mike von der Nahmer, writer Cerise Lim Jacobs, writer…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 1 month ago

Music Lifts the Soul

Photo: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: How are you? Well, I hope, as we all hunker down to weather the coronavirus onslaught. Like most of you, I’ve been on an emotional roller coaster ride. Some days, I feel overwhelmed by the enormity of the suffering now and which…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 2 months ago

Next Stop, Pittsburgh!

I’m thrilled to share the news that last year’s timely immigrant story, I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, will premiere at the Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh on October 23 and 25, 2020, as Resonance Works 2020-2021 season opener. I know that many of you were so moved…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 3 months ago

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…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 4 months ago

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…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 6 months ago

November Updates

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: We had our music workshop of next year’s mainstage opera, Cosmic Cowboy, by Elena Ruehr with our principal artists and our partners,…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 6 months ago

Looking Back on I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: It’s been a month since we closed I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, An Immigrant Story. And what a month it was. We sat cloistered in a rehearsal room putting the piece up brick by brick, examining it at a granular…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 7 months ago

SOS Was a Success!

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: A BIG thank you to our audience for coming to Sing Out Strong: Immigrant Voices and to our artists for making music and telling stories from their hearts. I am so grateful to all of you who made our inaugural SOS successful. The three concerts…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 9 months ago

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