Photos by Clive Grainger

Such is the tragedy of love lost

Such is the tragedy of lives lost

The torrents rain upon us and we have no shelter

We are helpless in the rushing floodwaters



Madame White Snake

Ouroboros Trilogy



Madame White Snake returns to Boston as part of the Ouroboros Trilogy presented by ArtsEmerson in the 2016-2017 season at the Cutler Majestic Theater


cycle 1

September 10:   Naga, Madame White Snake, Gilgamesh


cycle 2

September 13:    Madame White Snake

September 14:    Gilgamesh

September 15:    Naga


cycle 3

September 17:    Gilgamesh, Naga, Madame White Snake


Commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival Foundation


The Ouroboros Trilogy operas and production were commissioned by Friends of Madame White Snake


Madame White Snake is dedicated by Cerise to Charles, with whom everything is possible.


Creative Team


Zhou Long


Creator And Librettist

Cerise Lim Jacobs

Director and production designer

Michael Counts


Lan Shui


Cori Ellison

lighting designer

Yi Zhao

costume designer

Zane Pihlstrom

projection designer

S. Katy Tucker

creative producer

Beth Morrison Projects


Madame White Snake - Audio Cut