Author Archives: Cerise Lim Jacobs

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 , 4 weeks 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 , 2 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 , 4 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 , 5 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 , 5 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 , 7 months ago

Giving Immigrants a Voice

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects:I was going to report on our first SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices concert at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center on August 1, 2019. But after this weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, Ohio, I’d like to reflect on the importance events…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 8 months ago

Meet the SOS Writers

Clockwise from left: Ewa Chrusciel, Joel Louis, Chun Yan Lin, Fiorella Valle, Helen Zhibing Huang, Heloiza Barbosa, Daniela Sanchez, Rute Pires, Melody Maduro, Jonathon Figuero, Ivete Souza, Irene Da Silva, Jorge Sosa Dear Friends of White Snake Projects, Last month, you met the 10 composers of …

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 8 months ago

Introducing SOS: Immigrant Voices Composers

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects, I’d like to introduce our SING OUT STRONG: Immigrant Voices‘ composers. We selected ten composers from a large pool of applicants and paired them with ten immigrant writers to make immigrant songs. They represent the diversity that is Boston and we’re proud to…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 9 months ago

From Hong Kong with Love

Dear Friends of White Snake Projects: What an exciting March it has been:  Leaping forward into longer days with Daylight Savings Time, welcoming spring with its green shoots of daffodils and tulips, and, the Hong Kong premiere of Madame White Snake on March 8 and 9! Hong Kong was a…

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by Cerise Lim Jacobs , 1 year ago

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