Music Lifts the Soul

Sonny (Maggie Finnegan) in PermaDeath
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 is yet to come, yet other days, I feel that all will be well. Staying home can be claustrophobic, but it does not have to be so, as we are lucky to live in an age of connectivity. I’m honing my hitherto non-existent skills at Zooming, Facetiming, and Airdropping; as well as good old fashioned skills like writing, walking (weather permitting), and trying to keep connected to friends and family while practicing social distancing.

I’ve had some time to review White Snake’s archival files. I can hardly believe that we’re entering our fourth year and have six world premieres under our belt. If all goes well, we’ll have a seventh this September. 

In the meantime, I thought you may like to hear a few wonderful arias from past shows. As they take us back to safer times, I’d like to remember our wonderful artists who are now struggling to survive. If you’re moved to (and can afford to), please contribute to The Record Co’s Boston Musicians’ Relief Fund.  Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy some beautiful memories.

Be safe, be well. Much love from our homes to yours,

Cerise and all of us at White Snake Projects

P.S. If you enjoyed watching these arias, you can see more videos on our YouTube Channel.


September 27–29, 2018
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre, Boston

“Entreat Me”

Maggie Finnegan– Soprano, Sonny
Josh Quinn– Baritone, Apollo
Patrick Dailey– Countertenor, MiniB

Dan Visconti– Composer
Cerise Lim Jacobs– Creator and Librettist
Daniela Candillari– Conductor
Sam Helfrich– Director
Curvin Huber– Director of CGI

Video: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films
Audio: Antonio Oliart

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REV. 23

September 29-October 1, 2017
John Hancock Hall, Boston

“Beyond Paradise”

Annie Rosen– Mezzo-soprano, Eve

“Blood Rubies”

Colleen Daly– Soprano, Persephone

Julian Wachner– Composer
Cerise Lim Jacobs– Creator and Librettist
Mark Streshinsky– Director
Lidiya Yankovskaya– Conductor

Video: Kathy Wittman/Ball Square Films
Audio: Antonio Oliart

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