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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

Press Release: Resonance Works Pittsburgh becomes the second company to present acclaimed immigration opera, ‘I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams.’

PITTSBURGH, PA – (2.26.20) – On October 23 & 25, RESONANCE WORKS will open its 2020-2021 season with I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams at the New Hazlett Theater on Pittsburgh’s North Side. A collaboration between composer Jorge Sosa and creator and librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs, this…

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by Arlene Elkins , 4 weeks ago

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…

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by Arlene Elkins , 1 month 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

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…

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by Arlene Elkins , 4 months ago

Press Release: White Snake Projects’ I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams Wows Critics, While Cerise Jacobs and Julian Wachner’s REV. 23 Receives New Production at Prototype Festival (Jan 17-18)

Carla López-Speziale and Helen Zhibing Huang in I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams (photo: Kathy Wittman, Ball Square Films) Following a chorus of critical praise for creator and librettist Cerise Jacobs and composer Jorge Sosa’s immigrant-themed opera, I Am a Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams, Jacobs’s opera…

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by Arlene Elkins , 5 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

Activist Blog: “We All Have Learning to Do”

by Abby Nordan Members of the Boston Children’s Chorus sing the “Pledge of Allegiance” during I Am A Dreamer Who No Longer Dreams. Photo by Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films. I can’t think of any recent moment in which I have been more moved than I was while watching the premiere…

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by Arlene Elkins , 6 months ago

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